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     Well, I finished the painting called "Vilano Sunrise" and changed the name.  I now call it "FIERY REFLECTION" .  It is part of the Scenes of St. Augustine series..  # 15 to be exact.  # 14 is also below.  It is called "BACK BAY"

     In talking to other artists here in the area, we have all come to the conclusion that, at least in our area of tourism, smaller paintings sell better! So small it is, at least for now.  It makes sense though.  People want something that will fit in the suitcase to take home.  And what better souvenir than art! Especially a painting of the location you visited.

     It has also been suggested that I add another page to my gallery.  This one is of the current paintings on display and where they can be seen.  So I will do that today.  It will be called :                "CURRENT DISPLAYS AND LOCATIONS"

     Below are some of the paintings I've done recently.  Enjoy!



"FIERY REFLECTION"
Scenes of St. Augustine # 15
12 x 12  gallery wrap
Acrylic



"BACK BAY'
Scenes of St. Augustine #14
8 x 10
Acrylic



'"SEASCAPES MINIATURES"
5 x 7 and 4 x 4
     
     Below is the preview of the painting of the ducks.





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IT'S HERE!  THE BIG ART SALE!!

 PLEASE LOOK THROUGH ALL OF THESE AND CHOOSE AS MANY AS YOU LIKE!
Sale prices will be in effect until all these paintings are gone!

        I will accept cash..or a credit card.  If local, pick or or delivery has no shipping charge.  Shipping for 11x14  or smaller should be no more than $8-$15 (USPS priority) depending on where you live. Larger paintings will be more.  I recently shipped an 18 x 24 painting and the shipping (UPS ground) charge was very reasonable ($35) REST ASSURED I WILL SEND THE CHEAPEST ( while still safe) WAY POSSIBLE!

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THE" PROCESS" OF PRODUCING A PAINTING

     It has been a while since I showed the steps I go through to produce a painting.  I am working on a large one right now, so I decided this one would be a good candidate to go through this process again for those of you that are not familiar with it.

     A friend posted a photograph on social media of a scene on the central coast of Florida.  I really liked it, so I asked her permission to paint it and she readily agreed.  This scene is of huge cumulus clouds over the sand dunes.  I knew I wanted to focus on the clouds so I chose a canvas that is 36 x 48 gallery wrap.  I have the photo below.  This is a really nice photo, but the painting will be done in lighter colors I decided.




     I painted the entire canvas a light blue for the sky including the sides.  After it dried, I went back and it was darker than I wanted (acrylics dry darker, remember) so I went back over the top third with a shade lighter…
GALLERY  REPRESENTATION!!

     Over the past months I have been giving you information and suggestions on how to approach galleries for representation.  Hopefully you have been putting this information to work for you. I had been too busy painting to actually do it myself.  I wanted to have enough work built up (20-25) that I felt was gallery quality before I applied.  Finally, I felt that I was ready and started researching galleries that were in line with my art style.  
     I decided to approach a gallery outside of St. Augustine because galleries here are large and have many national artists.  This makes it more difficult to get representation.  So landing a gallery outside this area first gives me more credibility in the St. Augustine market down the road.  Keep in mind that many artists are represented by multiple galleries!  
     Following my own advice, I researched galleries and the artwork they carry.  I looked at all the artwork on …