Category Archives: plein air painting

Filling the cup!

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Sometimes it’s nice to draw and Paint in a new place! I ❤️ travel!
Hope you are having a great day 🙂

Xoxo from the Florida Keys

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Great time at Canaveral Seashore Paint Out :)

This was a really fun event! 26 plain air painters all making art and raising money for programs for the Canaveral National Seashore.

A great cause and a beautiful national treasure!

And we enjoyed perfect October weather 🙂

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Many thanks to all the volunteers and artists and our fantastic leaders, Nancy, John, Dick as well as Cathy for finding great places for us to stay.

And a special thanks to my sweet hosts Mary Sue and Bill and of course their sweet dog Dootie!

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Nice show!!

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So! I do lots of different art type things. I’ve earned my living, miraculously, as an artist for as long as I can remember. So, this weekend was my hometown art festival in our pretty little downtown. Winter Park, Florida is a charming and lush, bricked street, lake in every square mile…..oak canopied, sun dappled type of town.
I remember my grandad showing his beautiful paintings on the sidewalk there when I was a child, and later my mom showing her paintings in the park across the street.. And now, for many years, I have had the pleasure of being one of the artists who get to “set up shop” with my work. It’s a happy legacy and one filled with friends, music, lifelong memories and wonderful Artists…. And a new tradition of “bowling night” that’s a whole other story…
Thank you Winter Park for your love of artists!! You are a wonderful hometown. XOXOXOOXXO

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Just so durn pretty!

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!
Did you know that Constable, the amazing painter, called the act of painting outdoors “skying”
They say he was like a weather man, that he studied and understood the sky better than anyone. He did paint some amazing clouds!!
Skying, I love that term.
XOOXOXO

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An interview about my life as an artist in Central Florida

The nicest gal came by the studio a few weeks back and recorded an oral history about my experiences as an artist living in Central Florida, for the Orlando Library Memory Project.
Thank you Jane Tracy!! Xoxox

Ps. Note to self, don’t say “you know”
so much… Or “like” 🙂

Orlando Memory Project

Sky notes from the dock

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La la la
In an obvious attempt to procrastinate going to the studio to work on my show deadline, I told myself I would just do a few quick sketches off the dock.

Here is a handful of observations:

Lucky Turtle count 2
Great blue heron low fly by 1
There are a ridiculous amount of wind patterns happening (quite lovely) I lost count at 788,992,492..
I need an eraser
The sound of a squirrel tickle fight in the Cypress tree is amusing
Drawing clouds is not as easy as you might think….

Ps. I noticed myself singing “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, la la la, and still somehow, la la la, I really don’t know clouds…at alllllllllll…

My new painting pal

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I am in deadline mode for an upcoming art show, so I should be at the studio..but I am determined to take a little time on the dock each day to paint. My cloud study today has a jumbly feeling. I get so excited about how a brush stroke looks that I lose the bigger picture… A better painting….arggggg!!!
Still, I wake up and rush out there, because in my mind, it’s so easy!
Funny!
Have a lovely!
Ps. I had a super friendly dragonfly settle in on my toes throughout this whole painting session!!! Win win!

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