Thursday, October 8, 2015
Sorry, it has been awhile since I added anything, I have been busy painting daily for DPW--DailyPaintworks.com. Visit the sight, I have 46 paintings. If my current painting is not visible on the front page all of them are rotated every hour, or if you can't wait look up Judy Usavage under authors on the left side of the site. This painting was done with my Lee Plein Air Group at Lakes Park, called "Flea Market at Lakes Park", and was given an honorable mention at Cape Coral Art League's first show just today, Oct 8, 2015, out of 71 paintings. It was a fun evening. Tomorrow we paint again at Lakes Park. So glad that the days are about five degrees cooler--that's alot in South Florida!
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Paint out was an hour's drive, it was raining, I forgot my tube of white, only a small dab on my palette, I lost part of my gear, this view was quite a distance, BUT…just as I decided to paint from my car the rain stopped, this red shouldered hawk came and posed for me on the post, right next to the rr track. Just when I was ready to sign it--the painting, not the hawk-- the rain began again and the hawk flew away. A very blessing moment. And my artist mentor who tells all of us not to use green said it was a winner. I agree. I call it, "A View from on High."
Thursday, September 3, 2015
I would also like to announce that I am showing on Daily Paintworks.com since last week, the 28th of August, I believe, and try to put a painting a day so my gallery will pop up on the front page. Not all of the paintings shown here are on there--some will be included, but larger ones will not since shipping would be so expensive. Anyway, it was my summer goal to get up and running on that site, which hopefully will benefit many viewers, also many buyers and keep me motivated to paint in my studio and plein air. On Thursday nights I start thinking why I shouldn't go, painting outside especially because of the hot, humid weather, but I have made myself just go and find once I'm there, I have so much fun and the time flies. Til next time.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
8x10", oil, $110 "Denny in the Field"
A very hot day but I was under the bridge at north entrance of Lover's Key so it was bearable, although I was being watched the whole time by a yellow eyed egret. Ya, more scrub, but I did manage to get some water in there. How about those clouds!
8x10, oil, $90, "Time to Plunge in that Water"
8x10", oil, $ 95, "Hey, Birdie, Are you Home?"
8x10", oil, $120, "Swingin Out On a Limb"
8x10", oil, $90, "Looking Out the Window at the Tree"
8x10", oil, $90, "Florida Scrub at Its Best"
It was such a beautiful morning at the Franklin Docks even though I was at the north end and my plein air group was at the south end. There was a cool breeze, many scenes to paint but the sun just a few hours up caught my attention, then the big tree and waterlillies. Just lovely.
8x10", oil, $90, "Love That Morning Sun"
Sunday, August 9, 2015
8x10", acrylic, $90, "View From the Back"
Here is a piece that is 24x36" done in acrylic of a view off of Matlacha Bridge in Florida which I had done for showing in our art league. It was all done in studio and received many favorable comments from fellow artists. Must admit, I don't like painting ladders but the tree was most fun.
8x10', acrylic, $90, "Path in Palmetto Pine Preserves"