Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bird Watch

My environment inspires me daily. The lighting and the colors, the shapes of the clouds,  the movement of the ocean bring inspiration to any creative person.  I always enjoy watching the tropical birds and have painted a few small pelicans. In April, I was spending days at my sisters where my Mom lives.  In order to entertain her, I decided to paint a larger pelican from a photo I had. My Mom is biased, of course, and a fan of my art. Her "oohs and aahs", and continual praises, were  the encouragement and support I needed. I then decided to work on a series. I went on to do a second and a third. A recent short trip to Sanibel Island was just the inspiration I needed to work on a fourth one.

Below are the ones I painted recently. Stay tuned for one more

"Fluffing my Feathers" - watercolor (available)

"Nest Hair" - watercolor (available)

"Sandy White" - watercolor (available)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Miami Watercolor Society 46th Annual Spring Exhibition

It is always a great honor to be juried into a show. The bar seems higher each year at the Miami Watercolor Society. This show is even more special because the painting selected by the juror, from the two I submitted, is the one of my granddaughter at the Miami-Dade Public Library. 

Please join us for this fantastic exhibition and see my piece in person. The information is as follows:

Location: Coconut Grove Festival Gallery
                 3390 Mary Street
                  Miami, Florida 33133
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 7 - 10 pm

"Her Passion" - watercolor

Friday, April 13, 2018

My Style? Don't Have One.

I always admire artists that you can definitely tell who they are by their art. It may be because of their subject matter, style or palette. This is great for marketing and business. I could do that since I have been told that seascapes are my "thing" and I love painting them.

I have given it great thought because I know people are right, my beaches seem to sell faster than anything else and will identify me. However, I find that I am inspired by the world around me and that is what makes me paint.I also get inspired by various mediums. Although, oils were my first love, I moved on to acrylics, watercolors and, most recently, alcohol inks. My subjects are varied, the only common source is that I love color, but it is mostly about my surroundings or inspirations from friends and their photos.

Here are a few samples of what I have painted lately...........

Friday, March 2, 2018

Florida Focus on Art 2018

You are invited to  the Gold Coast Watercolor Society - Florida Focus Art  on 2018 at Art Serve.
Details below

The following pieces will be on Exhibit.

"Wash Day" - watercolor

"La Calle" - watercolor

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Her Passion

If you have followed my art, you may have noticed that I am a tropical artist. I love seascapes, boats, landscapes, and bright abstracts. Most of my paintings do not include people. Love them......don't paint them.

Last Spring my grandchildren were here and we had to visit the Miami-Dade Public Library. My granddaughter loves to read and loves libraries. I captured the visit in photos. There was one photo of my granddaughter that was so special. The light was perfect and only her profile was showing. I so wanted to paint her, but was scared to even begin. Last month, I took the plunge and decided to do it. If anything, it forced me out of my comfort zone and serves as a reminder of a beautiful day spent exploring downtown Miami.  

"Her Passion" - watercolor

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

All About Landscapes

I recently joined the Homestead Center for the Arts. I wanted to be able to exhibit in another community. The arts are alive and well in Homestead!

The exhibit is at the Capri Restaurant in Florida City. Jim Accursio, owner, has provided an exhibition room in the restaurant in honor of his mother where we can show/sell our work.

This month the exhibition is about landscapes. It is one of my favorite things to paint, so I definitely wanted to participate. The exhibition will be up until January when another topic will be chosen. Come out and enjoy the exhibit, along with a great Italian meal. 

"Come Fly with Me" - Acrylic

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mesmerizing Marbling

It is so difficult for me to paint in just one medium, one style and one subject. My mind is always wondering and trying to move from one thing to another.  Although oil was my first love, and still is, I must quench my anxiety by experimenting with a variety of things. My latest discovery and obsession is marbling. I find it to be a very creative way to just enjoy the flowing colors on water. Doing this is pure enjoyment of color flow; no shadows, perspective to worry about,  just fun!

I saw a video on line and just had to try it. I learned there is even a type of paper for marbling and  special paints. You never know what exactly what will come out and that is the surprise and fun of it. I control the colors and even their flow on the water, the rest is left up to chance. The results are beautiful and always amaze me. 

I hope the colors and shapes also bring you joy. Stay tuned as you never know what will be my next obsession. Happy Holidays!