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Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Florida plein air 5x7
Used goucahe and a limited palette today. I enjoyed the challenge and the company of the Treasure Coast Plein Air Painters. Oh and the warm tropical breeze...

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Indian River Lagoon

Acrylic 24x30
 This week, I have been reading the biography of Matisse. My interest was renewed in this artist because of the recent show in NYC of his cut outs.
This link will bring you to a bio on the web
My favorite quote from Matisse "An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc."

Monday, December 22, 2014



Sunday, November 16, 2014

South Side

Florida weather has been beautiful! I have been getting out as much as possible and having fun with a smaller format. Here are two 5x7 acrylic plein air studies, (on Ray Mar linen panel) from the south side of Fort Pierce Inlet. The posting has been a problem that I believe I have finally resolved! My computer was set for automatic updates and the latest version of Internet Explorer 11 is not compatible with Blogger. Fire Fox is what I am using now for the blog.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Great Smokey Mountains National Park

plein air ink and gouache on paper

plein air acrylic on linen panel 5x7

I took a road trip this week to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Perfect weather and the park is beautiful. My fly fishing tactics need some improving but I am getting the hang of casting. Lost 5 or 6 flies to rocks and tree branches which I am told is normal. Scenes to paint were everywhere, long mountain views, pristine streams, rivers and woods.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

No title yet...

12x16 oil on canvas
Based on two plein air studies of Savannas Park.

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
11x14 oil on canvas Plein Air

                            also escaped in a
world of green.....


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.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tiki Torch Study

I painted this study in the backyard of a friends house as evening was closing in and 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


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


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


11x14 oil on canvas
Florida Day

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Signs at the Inlet

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 future and would love to hear your opinion or if you have used Fine Art America to buy or sell. 

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 7, 2013


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!