Happy Mothers day to all this sunny Sunday. I hope everyone is having a great weekend and if you live in Lakeland you make it down to Mayfaire  Art Show to see some excellent art. 

 This painting, "Twilight- Green Swamp", I sold yesterday to a couple from Orlando who had seen it at the show in Sanford. Glad to see it find  a home. This painting had a lot of great mediums going on with it, including Fluid acrylics, Watercolors, Yupo Paper, Tissue Paper, modeling paste. It is 30x40 on canvas framed. 

 Have a blessed Mothers day and get outdoors and enjoy the weather. See Ya!

 






Good Morning! Hope your week is well and you have some rain. We see rain very seldom now. The yard is a dust bowl at times and this is Florida. What is that all about. Anyway lets get dow to the art show last week and the Wisdom I gained.

First of all the St John River Festival of the Arts in Sanford Florida is a wonderful show and venue for artists. The quality of art and amount of good art was incredible  and the public did show up. Crowds as large as Mayfaire and Mount Dora I am sure.  I had so many people talk  art with me and potentially want to buy some paintings and I also donated a painting. GOOD STUFF!

Now for my meltdown. Outdoor shows provide a learning experience for all artists. 

Whether it is the heat, rain, wind, bad location, lack of people, poor art ( they do show up). I had some of these experiences this past weekend. Wind and Tent were my nemesis. To say the least, the wind played havoc all day Saturday. My tent was not ready for the constant wind with gusts up to 35 MPH.... My Panels with paintings suffered also like lined up dominos they took the fall. Needless to say my largest paintings took a beating and were damaged. Repair is possible on one but the other becmes questionable. The tent will show up on Craigs List at some point I am sure. My whining is over and looking back it was a learning experience for me. All artists, who do outdoor shows, experience  these same issues I think. My art will go on and maybe more outdoor shows in the future with a new and better tent. 

Thats all for the week. Have a blessed Mothers Day Weekend and see you soon. See ya!

 

 

 

 

 

 




Good afternoon. Nice quiet Thursday here and just finished my last painting for the show next week. I have a number of new paintings so try and stop by and take a look at them. 

"Surfaces" is another abstract landscape I wanted to do. This painting has the effect of three different surfaces. I wanted to create a ruralscape, a dried up scape and a waterscape. The illusion of all three are there in the painting. The mediums used 

are Fuid Acrylics Watercolors, Ink, Modeling paste, Caulk, Red Rosin paper, Tyvek,

Iron paint application.  The painting is 16x20 and matted and framed. 

 I will provide a booth number next week to share for show in Sanford Florida. 

Have a blessed remainder of week. See ya!




Good Morning. It is Monday and can you believe it actually rained today. First time I think in about 3 weeks. We are so deep in a drought here in Central Florida so I am hoping we can see a rainy season start soon. 

 Ok about the painting "Strength". This painting was a followup up to another painting I used copper in. called "Differences." As you see the figures are not in a realism format but it is the motion and movement, of the figures,  I am trying to show with this painting. The painting has Liquid Acrylics, Watercolors, Copper and seed pods from a Tabula Tree. The painting is 12x36x1.5 Inches on a Wrapped Canvas. This painting also will be at the Juried Show, Saint Johns River Festival of Arts in Historic Downtown  Sanford Florida May 6-7, 2017. Hope some of you can make it. 

Have a blessed week and see ya. 







Good morning. It is a beautiful week and I am enjoying it a bunch. I did Earth=Water + Sun about two months ago but it just didn't seem like it was finished enough. It sat on my desk a while  and did a show in Bartow but it needed to be redone a bit. I put a larger base on it to give the piece more depth and I think I achieved it. There are a couple of art shows coming up and I hope it gets juried  in so we will see. Remember May 6-7 Sanford Art Show. I will be there so if you have a opportunity stop by. Have a blessed week and see you again soon See ya!

 

 

 

 




Good afternoon. Hope your weekend is going well on Good Friday. This painting 

"Looking Back" is a mixed media I finished for a show in Sanford Florida next month. As you see I am using a lot of textures and mediums to get my visual point across to the the viewer. I think in art it is the visual interpretation that draws the true critics in to the painting. I utilized the three photos as a center point to the painting.  The painting is 15x36x1.5 Inches on canvas. 

 The Sanford Florida show is May 6-7. I understand it is a well attended show so I hope you can come and see my newest art. Also I have two paintings at the Lakeland Center  Main Lobby near the Ticket Booths with the Lakealnd Art Guild. I won the Award of Merit for one Painting. This show runs until June. 

 Have a blessed weekend on this special weekend for Easter. See Ya!

 




Well we are finished. Seemed like these last two days working on this really went slower than anticipated. So finishing up I painted  the forground and used Tyvek to create the rocks then used an old book I had with Routs 66 map in it to attach to the painting. I utlized the route 66 road sign from the book  and made a cardboard base. Highway is painted in acrylic paint. Overall I am very satisfied with the way it came out. Looking back on the process the idea was there in general to end up with this result. Not everything meshed the way I hoped but in the end "Route 66" is ready for my next show. Hope you enjoyed the process of the painting. Have a blessed week. See ya!!




Day 3 Work

Day 1 and 2 Work

Good afternoon. Hope yours is going well. This is a update of a Process of a painting that I started last week. I am showing you the process from start to finish on this painting. 
 I came up with a title "Route 66". It seemed appropriate for this painting so I used it. The mediums used were Red Rosin paper for the mountains in the background. I used modeling paste on them and then a fluid acrylic and attached them with a gel to the panel. The forground and sky were painted with acrylic paint. I also used a clear tar gel to make the clouds which don't seem too noticable in the painting but they are there. 
 I am pretty much over half way but still more forground work to do. Will provde a new update when that is done. Have a blessed day and see ya.