Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Before The Rain





This painting was done at Howard Park in Tarpon Springs Florida.  We could see the rain clouds heading our way but many times they can be in sight and never reach the shore.  The challenge with a pastel artist is determining how much time before the rain hits the shore.  I've been caught in the rain before scrambling to the car while trying to keep my pastels and painting dry. Pastels, paper and water are not a good combination!  So, to be on the safe side several of us decided to head for the shelter in the park.  It was a wise decision.  The rain came shortly after settling in the shelter.

TITLE:  Before The Rain
MEDIUM:  Pastel on Uart paper 320 Grade
SIZE:  5 1/4" X 8"

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Discover The Path






Another view from "The Artists Cave".  This path goes into the giant cluster of Sea Grapes where artists find shelter from the sun.

Title:  Discover The Path
Medium:  Pastel on Uart paper 320 grade
Size:  5" X 7"
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Palms at Tampa Bay


There is a beautiful walkway along Tampa Bay that has untrimmed Palm trees which I like.  This grouping caught my eye so I found a spot to set up my art supplies and spent the next two mornings painting this.

Title:  Palms at Tampa Bay
Medium:  Pastel on Uart 320 grade sandpaper
Size:  11" X 17"

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sea Grapes By The Water





This is the side view from the "Giant Sea Grapes Artists Cave" where four of us artist are painting shoulder to shoulder and back to back to stay out of the sun and capture those very special views of white sand and beautiful foliage found on Honeymoon Island.

Title:  Sea Grapes By The Water
Medium:  Pastel on Uart sandpaper
Size:  5" X 8"

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

5 1/2" X 5 1/2" Study of Florida Landscape 6






This was at Land's End at Bay Port.  It is a beautiful place to paint as there are many views of salt marshes to pick from. 

Title:  Land's End at Bay Port
Medium:  Pastel on Uart sandpaper
Size:  5 1/2" X 5 1/2" in an 8" X 8" frame

5 1/2" X 5 1/2" Pastel Study of Florida Landscape 5






This painting was done on a cool winter's day in Anderson Park.  Groups of Palm trees provide a very nice canopy which is a comfort from the bright sun and wind.

Title:  Nature's Canopy
Medium:  Pastel on Uart sandpaper
Size:  5 1/2" X 5 1/2" in an 8" X 8" frame

5 1/2" X 5 1/2" Pastel Study of Florida Landscape 4





This painting was done on a cool windy day in Anderson Park.  It seemed like a very simple motif but the more I looked at it the more I observed interesting details. 

Title:  Marshland in Anderson Park
Medium:  Pastel on Uart sandpaper
Size:  5 1/2" X 5 1/2" in an 8" X 8" frame