Thursday, December 29, 2016

Mabel Ringling's Rose Garden

What a treat to paint at Ringling! I had just finished reading The Ringmaster's Wife, which was very good, before attending a paint out at Ringling. I had to paint the garden after learning about Mabel's interesting and saintly life. It's free to stroll the beautiful grounds and it's a lovely place to paint. I used my artistic license and edited out the trash can. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Entombment another Titian copy

Merry Xmas Ornaments

I had a lot of fun painting these ornaments. I was inspired by the 10 minute challenge at the DPW, but I stopped painting the red one at 15 minutes and decided to just to paint three more until they were finished. Definitely not in 15 minutes. (There's a mini selfie in three of the bulbs.) I hope your holiday was joyous and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Anna Maria

Being an artist is something like being a voyeur. I was fascinated with this group at the beach.  They really came prepared, to the tune of 6 umbrellas.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

New Plein air Paintings

Living in Florida in the winter is paradise and that's why we moved here but around mid-October every year, I'm frantic to sell up and move away. I do enjoy a few months of summer heat, but summer in Fl lasts a good 6 months and the last few are very much like Dante's inferno. This year the strong and desperate urge to move came just about 2 weeks before heaven set in. Whew! The ideal is to become a snowbird, in the future I hope. So now I'm playing catch up with gardening and I'm painting outside too. I found a group of Sarasota artists through Meet Up that paint weekly and the 2 middle paintings were painted with them. I'm so glad I found them and I'm grateful to be painting in a paradise that's within driving distance.