Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blue Cypress Sunset, Large Oil Painting of Old Florida, by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

"Blue Cypress Sunset" If you're a fisherman, you may have been to this large lake 20 miles west of Vero Beach. Pristine Old Florida with one fish camp, cypress forests, osprey nests and gators. If you like nature, this peaceful place is magical, especially at sunset. Framed large oil painting on display at Let Us Frame It in Orlando, FL.

Cow Painting, Daily Painting, "Bovine Portrait" by Carol Schiff, 11x14 Oil on Linen

A client wanted a cow painting, for licensing purposes.  I usually do daily painting of still life or landscape, but I have to admit I enjoyed both the horse, they originally chose,  and this cow painting.


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I painted on Senso linen canvas.  I had a pad of the linen around for several years but didn't really know what to do with it.  I found it had a different texture than the cotton canvas I usually paint on, but once I got into the painting, it was fine.

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My next problem was what to do with this unstretched painting.  After surveying several friends, I mounted it on a cradled wood panel.  I was told the perfect glue to use is YES GLUE available at craft stores.  I had some in my stash and I have to say it worked like a charm.  Then I trimmed the edges with a exacto knife and it turned out perfectly.  Now I can use the rest of my Senso linen canvas with no fear!

So, today I stretched my limits, both with the Senso canvas and the cow painting, and luckily both worked out for me!



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mixed Media Abstract Art Painting "Bring Back The Sun" by Contemporary Artist Lee Canalizo


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20"x20" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Impressionism Seascape Sunset Oil Painting "Fire in The Sky" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Fire In The Sky is an oil painting in the palette knife technique. On a hot, late afternoon summer day, the sun started to set with an explosion of color. Quickly it slipped away. I was so happy to have seen it.

Sunset Seascape Painting

12"x16" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Still Life Daily Painting, Wine Bottles

One of my favorite times of the day is late evening when I can grab that book or turn on the television to my favorite show and relax with a nice glass of wine.

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I set some bottles up in the window sill to get the back lighting, and also got a nice reflection under one of the bottles.  When I started digging through my canvases, I found a 6x12" which was perfect for the composition.



The perfect kitchen decor!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Marsh Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Marshlands", 6x8" Oil

This painting was inspired by a trip to the marshes at Fernandina Beach. Fl.  If you have never been to Fernandina Beach, I highly recommend it.  You will see a small quaint Florida town, marshes and beautiful coastline.  It's a short drive to Jacksonville.

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One of the charming restaurants.

I never pass up a trip to the beach.  Our hotel was right there.

We had a great lunch in a wonderful garden setting.


Did I forget to mention the lighthouse overlooking the marsh?




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Monday, July 27, 2015

Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Beyond The Naked Eye" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme

36"x48"x1.5"

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This painting is part of the Balancing Act Collection and is available HERE

Commissions are welcome.

I am happy to announce that Limited Edition Gallery Wrapped Artist Embellished Giclee's  are also now available.

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Daily Abstract Painting, "Abstractions of the Mind" 20x16", Oil

Abstract painting is not the norm for me, therefore, it is usually not relaxing either.  For some unknown reason, this one was the exception.

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Planning probably made the difference.  I have a DVD of an abstract artist who advocates just slapping on color and letting it go where it will.  It works well for him.  For me, not so much.


So I found an old canvas, one I had started a painting and never finished.  I sketched in the basics of my composition and then reviewed some of my images and decided what colors I wanted to use.


Some areas show  pieces of the original painting peaking through.




It was a nice change of pace from my usual painting techniques.



Still Life Flower Art Painting "Bouquet I" by Contemporary Artist Lee Canalizo




9"x9" Acrylic on  Paper/Available

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Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, "Kayaking II" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Kayaking is always an adventure. One day I was thrilled to see two eagles soaring against the beautiful blue sky engaged in their acrobatic tumbling dance. You never know what is around the next corner. Alligators, or maybe today I'll come across a manatee...such gentle giants. The possibilities are endless!

 11"x14"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tropical Landscape Art, Florida Painting, Florida Morning" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil Landscape

I woke up early, grabbed a cup of coffee and my camera, and headed to Florida's intracoastal waterway.  In our area, it is the Indian River, and I arrived there just in time to see the sun break over the horizon.

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 When I had finished my photos, I drank my coffee and enjoyed that wonderful early morning atmosphere.  You know the one, where it seems that only you and maybe a few birds are up and around.  It is so still, the birds are starting to feed, and a small pod of dolphins are fishing off shore.  Heaven!




I am often asked where I find my small frames.  The answer is my favorite framer.  Apparently it is standard procedure for framers to throw away the end pieces of moldings.  My framer, who has a large following of artists, started using those end pieces to make  up small standard sized frames.  He always has a good selection and sells them for next to nothing.  Perfect for starving artists!

If you are in Melbourne, FL area, his store is Ridley's Frames on Palm Bay Road and Troutman Ave. in Palm Bay.  Stop in and load up on his treasures and tell him I sent you in :)

Happy Day!



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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Garden Painting, Daily Painting, Small OilPainting "Gardens at Hyde Park" 6x8" Oil

Another Wednesday....and another WILD AND WACKY SALE!  This week I am featuring another of my favorites.  I visited London a few years ago and this painting is a result of that trip.....a beautiful English garden and cottage in Hyde Park.  The painting originally was priced at $95.95, is currently on sale at $75.00, but when you purchase from the "Purchase here" link below the image, I will send you back $10.00!  Just note the words "WILD AND WACKY" on the order.

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We have all heard about the beautiful English countryside and the gorgeous gardens that are found there.  The cool and moist sea air bring perfect growing conditions to the British isle.  This garden in Hyde Park was a shining example.  May of the flowers were much taller than I.  The cottage was actually some type of Park Headquarters, but was equally charming on the outside.  It was truly a treat to stumble onto this diamond.


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Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Roses,"Coastal Sea Roses"Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Coastal Sea Roses is a palette knife done with oils. Imagine the pop of bright pink, lacey sea roses. Their fragrance and delicate look are so captivating. You just have to stop and smell the roses. Impatiens spilling out of an old wooden window box, eating chowder and clam cakes and can you smell that sea air? 

This painting is SOLD, but prints and greeting cards are available HERE.

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Original Contemporary Seascape Painting "Wispy Passion" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


36"x48"x1.5" Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

All of my paintings are triple gessoed and triple sanded to insure the highest quality result.

This painting is part of the Balancing Act Collection, and is AVAILABLE

Click HERE for pricing.

 I am happy to announce that Limited Edition Gallery Wrapped Artist Embellished Giclee's  are also now available.

 16"x20" /$189.00
 20"x30"/ $249.00

 Contact Arrachme at info@arrachmeart.com to purchase a Giclee'.

 Free Shipping within the U.S.A.

 Art is packaged with love and carefully shipped.

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Still Life Flower Art Painting "Purple Flowers" by Contemporary Artist Lee Canalizo




8"x11"x1" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

$200.00

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Seascape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Beach Memories" , 11x14" Oil, SOLD

I created this small seascape from my memories of the beautiful beaches that surround us here in the state of Florida.


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I painted with a brush and pallet knife to show texture in the waves rushing to shore and the sea oats rising above the protective dunes.


The more I travel, the more I am in awe of our beautiful world, including the beauty of my home state.  It is so easy to forget the beauty that surrounds you.  Take a moment today to find your beauty.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pear Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, "Pink Pear" by Carol Schiff, 5x7" Oil

I painted this pear still life a few years ago and recently found it my studio.  It was a fun piece to do.  I wanted to experiment with color and bold negative shape.

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I placed the pear on a window sill with strong sunlight pouring in behind it.  Then the fun started.  I took a photo, uploaded it and started playing with color and contrast on the screen.  A great exercise, give it a try some time

FUN FACT:  35% of people are born without wisdom teeth.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Butterfly Garden, Florida Oil Painting by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

We started a butterfly garden in the corner of our back yard a year ago. Saving the monarchs! And learning many life lessons as we watch caterpillars eat the milkweed. As more butterflies appear, the lesson of never losing hope stands out. Today a caterpillar and tomorrow a beautiful butterfly! Never know what the future holds!

Swan Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Swan Reflections" by Carol Schiff, 16x20x.75 Oil

On most mornings, I take a walk around the neighborhood.  Everyday, I would pass this beautiful creature and his mate, gliding across the water of a small pond.  When I saw the photograph I was able to take, I knew I would want to paint it.
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 I painted with brush and palette knife and was able to obtain a nicely textured surface to indicate the water.
The background, which was difficult to photograph correctly, is a mixture of a rich brown and a greenish dark.

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I have done several paintings using the reference images I took that day.  One is a 11x14 pastel and one is a 6x8 oil.  I am glad I had my camera that day because the birds are gone now.  I like to think they just flew away.

Thank you for viewing my daily painting today.   I hope you will pin it!


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Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,"A Color Symphony" Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

A Color Symphony is an oil painting done in the palette knife technique. This is a tropical sunset of a different sort. Have I gone from the sublime to the ridiculous?

Coastal Art Painting,Palm Trees

 16"x20"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

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