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04-02-2002, 09:59 AM
Here are a couple of small paintings I did at the big paint out.
Washingtonian Palms- These palms are my favorite. They have big fat trunks and rows of dead fronds that look like petticoats. These specimens are huge!!!
This is the end view of the water garden. it is huge with waterfalls. There was alot of plant debree in the water which made an unusual color and scum on the surface around the falls.
Both paintings are 8x10 oil on masonite.
04-02-2002, 10:44 AM
Drats.....! These images just say that your experience and others down there for this event must have been just pure fun! Jealous.
My free time is summer only....and way way too hot to paint down there. I imagine that is like your winter months which drive most painters to work indoors, winter being that which does it up here.
I like the last image a lot, though I think I might like it more minus the dead trees to the left. Your palms are just so strong in that piece. Regardless...very cool.
04-03-2002, 12:53 AM
Beautiful! I also especially like the second one, particularly the colors in the water, but there's something really compelling about the composition of the first one-- with the tops intermingling, the trees sort of come together to form a single mass with a really interesting shape. Great eye!
04-04-2002, 08:03 AM
Hey there friend o mine! Looking at your paintings brings the whole experience back! Such fun! And such wonderful paintings!
I fell in love with those skirted palms and never did get a painting of them. You are the palm queen! I don't think I ever got to see the second one at the paintout. I remember the scene well and you did it justice alright! As a matter of fact, your painting is a lot more colorful and interesting than the original! You managed to make a green/gray composition interesting with your use of warms.
Geeze... I miss painting with you guys! And where are my breakfast and lunch and water? I am ruined for life!!
04-04-2002, 01:19 PM
Thanks Brenda for the kind words. Let's paint together at Melrose. I'm having withdrawal symptoms too.
04-06-2002, 03:43 AM
The colour scheme and the brush strokes appeal to me.
Like Larry said the second paintings dead trees should be cut down and burned :p
If you do not have a wall for the first one I can supply my snailmail address:D :D
04-07-2002, 03:33 PM
It's seeing painting like this that make me want to live in Florida. I like them both but no. 2 more. I'm coming to Florida to paint in July for a week or so. I love the real hot weather. I like to paint along the St. John's river in Fruit Cove just south of Jacksonville.
04-08-2002, 10:25 AM
Do you mean Green Cove Springs? I'm not familiar with Fruit Cove. Is it near Switzerland, south of Mandarin?
That is a wonderful area.
Your colors are very striking. Wonderful. Yax
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