Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Brooker Creek Preserve Open Field

Title:  "Brooker Creek Preserve Open Field"
Size:  11" X 14" 
Medium:  Pastel on UArt 320 grade sandpaper
Price:  $250  Framed

A View From The Bird Watchers' Hut

 Title:  "A View From The Bird Watchers' Hut"
Size:  11" X 14"
Medium:  Pastel on Uart 320 sandpaper
Price: $250  framed

Brooker Creek Preserve Paint & Photo 2014

 One of the pieces I submitted.  "Brooker Creek Preserve Open View"
 Inside the Bird Watcher's Hut, I sat on the very comfortable tractor stool and looked out the open window to the open field which I painted.
The Paint & Photo - 2014 Event was held at Brooker Creek Preserve (in Tarpon Springs FL) for the first time this year.  There were 33 artists and 9 photographers.  What an excellent place to have this three day event!! It has miles of trails going through Florida wetlands and dry Pine flatwoods which have been preserved so well through the years that it is very much like it was when the first settlers came to Florida.  I found the ideal place to set up and paint for three days - the Bird Watchers Hut!  There was the needed shade, a cool breeze coming through the open windows, AND No Bugs came in the hut!  I had the "Penthouse" of locations!!  The event ended with a very nice reception and all the work will hang for a week.

Leepa Rattner Museum of Art "ARTISTS' MARKET"

I finally had enough prints to participate in a show.  Artists Market was the perfect venue to start with.  It was a two day event at Leepa Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs.  What an excellent facility to be in!  The coordinators and volunteers couldn't have been more helpful!!  I had a wonderful "neighbor"; the table next to me was Heather Risley, and it was such a joy to get to know her during those two days.  I had some very meaningful conversations with people in the art world as well as people in the community. Oh yes, and I sold some prints!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Another day at Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs where spectacular clouds presented themselves.  They were bringing to shore much thunder, lightning, and rain.  But before reaching shore the clouds opened up and a beautiful rainbow formed before our eyes.  I tried to recapture that moment when several of us artists were awestruck by the beauty of it all.
TITLE:  "A Lively Hope"
MEDIUM: Pastel on Uart sandpaper, 320 grade
SIZE:  8 X 10

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Starting To Clear

TITLE:  Starting To Clear
MEDIUM:  Pastel on Uart, 320 Grade
SIZE:  12" X 12"

Sunday, July 27, 2014

After The Rain

The clouds this time of year really are spectacular along Florida's West Coast. There were very strong storms happening early Friday morning.  The practical decision would be cancel painting day at Howard Park.  But I thought it would be exciting to paint clouds during a storm and the park has open shelters for protection from the rain.  Six artists showed up!  As it turned out it didn't rain in the park but we could see the storm clouds and hear the thunder crack and see the lightening.  We all weathered the storms very well.

TITLE:  After The Rain
MEDIUM:  Pastel on Uart sandpaper, 320 Grade
SIZE:  6" X 6"