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Saturday, August 16, 2014

No title yet...

12x18 oil on canvas
I have previously painted two plein air studies of this spot in Savannas Park. One posted Jan 20, 2012 and the other on November 5, 2013. I wanted to paint a studio painting based on them and this is the result. I took liberties with the shoreline, after all it is "my" world on canvas. I hope you enjoy!

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” -Claude Monet

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hmmmm...

After

Before

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jungle Yard

Yesterday, I read an article by artist Mark Brockman, The Wall. This is a link to his website and full article http://markbrockman.com/blog/77098/the-wall

The thing that sticks with me is "the process" is what I enjoy too...let go of thoughts like...is this a good painting, is this creative enough, is this etc....and enjoy the moment.
Yesterday, I painted this of a friends yard and escaped in a world of green.....
11x14 oil on canvas Plein Air


 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Erin's pig print arrived!

Artist Frank Gardner's young daughter Artist Erin made this print and I am lucky to receive my copy today. I just love it!

photo of Erin Gardner's print
Check out Frank's work by clicking on "My Paint Box Blog" link on the right under Fellow Bloggers'. Hope all is well with everyone. Summer has arrived quickly!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from my home to yours!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tiki Torch Study

I painted this study in the backyard of a friends house as evening was closing in. Wanted to work quickly, experiment with a palette knife and make myself find a subject anywhere. I have learned the secret to move a painting along...NO SEE UMS...those nasty little buggers came out in force. The Tiki torches helped a bit for awhile but the bugs got the best of me. Not liking the canvas panels as well as the linen right now...
Plein Air 5x7 acrylic on canvas panel


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dali...


Paid a little visit to the Dali Museum, St Petersburg, FL, last week.
Dali was a skilled and best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painting skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters.
Before this visit, I had only seen his work in books and the Internet. As with most paintings, they are so much more impressive in person. The painting on the left has several figures in the sand of Dali and his father.  They are about one half inch in size. I have a new appreciation of his work. If you get to St Petersburg, definitely stop and see "Dali"



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday



Went to meet the Treasure Coast Plein Air Painters on the south side of Fort Pierce inlet but I could not find them. All was not lost, the day was just beautiful, the setting beautiful and I wanted to play with acrylic paint. Enjoyed a couple hours sitting under a palm tree and watching the water flow.
5x7 acrylic on canavs panel

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nice Visit

Enjoyed a visit with artisit Robert Cartmell and his artist wife Diana this week!

Robert Cartmell

robert cartmell
"Painter Robert Cartmell, who is also a renowned roller coaster enthusiast, works in a tradition that could be loosely connected to Philip Guston and other members of the so-called second generation New York School, who preferred a more lyrical variation on the blood-and-guts formula of abstract expressionism. Although he is a generation younger than these artists, and prefers figurative over abstract references in his thickly impastoed canvases, Cartmell’s distinctive touch comes through particularly in his drawings, which are often more explicit in their references to daily life. Many of Cartmell’s paintings actually depict the roller coasters that he has made one of the focal points of life, although he often deploys them as a metaphor for the risks and excitement that face all of us in the process of day-to-day living." - excerpt from a catalog essay by Dan Cameron

Link to Bob's work at the Laffer Gallery

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday

11x14 oil on canvas
Florida Day

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday

 
My painting Water Lilies is featured on the Plein Air Artists web site.
Click the link below to see many wonderful plein air artists and events.
 
P.S. it was so nice to see!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Signs at the Inlet

8x10 oil on linen

Another Tuesday...another outing with the Treasure Coast Plein Air Painters...another beautiful sunny morning at the Fort Pierce Inlet...Hope your Tuesday was equally enjoyable!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

For Chrissy!

 I ordered a couple of my cards from Fine Art America to check out the quality.
 I am very happy with them.
...and on the easel for Chrissy!



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cards and Prints

I am placing some paintings on Fine Art America. It is an easy inexpensive way to order prints and cards of some of the paintings that are on this blog. Click on the link "To Order" below and take a look. I hope to be adding more in the next week or two and would love to hear your opinion or if you have used Fine Art America to buy or sell. 
Original SOLD

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dance of the Snake Plants

Plein air 5x7 acrylic on Raymar linen panel
Painted today with the Treasure Coast Plein Air Painters at Old Fork Park in Fort Pierce Flaaaarida.
Snake plants which I had as a house plant in NY are growing wild everywhere.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Photo of painted Santa on a gourd on my Christmas Tree
Have a peaceful, healthy, loving Christmas!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

ahhhh.....

photo of folks
Mom and Dad, you are loved and missed...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Election Day




Election Day with a Judson's 5x7 "pocket box", Ray Mar linen panel, assorted acrylics and good company...
Enjoying the quick and ease of this little box. I would recommend it!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

#2 Water Lilies

plein air 5x7 acrylic on linen SOLD
Fabulous day: Painting with Treasure Coast Plein Air Painters, sunshine, gentle breeze, water lilies.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

"Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it is good or bad, whether they love or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art."   Andy Warhol

Thursday, March 7, 2013

close up

close up...

Monday, December 31, 2012

The last day of 2012

photo of beach

5x7 acrylic
What a beautiful day...
          spent one of my favorite ways


    Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day in Florida

Plein Air 8x10 oil on linen panel

...someone has to do it...
                  Merry Christmas



Sunday, December 16, 2012

10 Days to Christmas

6x6 oil stick on hardwood


Merry Christmas 
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

24x30 oil
I am so thankful.
 
Happy Thanksgiving All!

Monday, November 5, 2012

PATCN Exhibit

http://janilori.com
The Indian River County Courthouse features a new exhibit of artwork by Plein Air Treasure Coast North, a group of artists who meet weekly to paint local scenery outdoors. Exhibiting artists are Adriana Bitter, Judy Burgarella, May Brandt, Ann Emery, Dorothea Ferone, Janice Lorraine Filkins, Fran San Miguel and Lee G. Smith. The exhibit will run until January 10th. Hours are 9 am to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Home Full of Love

 
Where does the time go? This painting was commissioned by co-workers and friends of a Nurse retiring and moving from this house out of state. This is the HOME where she raised her children and has many family memories. The painting was signed on the back by her friends. What a unique gift to send with Kathleen off to her new adventure. I was happy to be a part of it.
 
 
Contact me about commisioned paintings at janilori2@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Amazing "Colors of Autumn Fall 2012"
Juried shows open to all!!!