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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!

   TO PURCHASE:  TEXT - 904-710-6721 = OR EMAIL : dodsondara@gmail.com


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DESIGNING A SERIES

     So I wanted to come up with a new series that I thought would be popular.  I decided they needed to be large and showy, but not too complicated.  Since we live in a tropical area, I came up with the idea of "Looking Up", literally!

     I took some pictures of palm trees from below and began painting them in a simplified form on canvas that is 36 x 48 ( huge!)  I love it!  I only have one done so far, but I know that they will be popular judging from comments I have received on social media.  Of course I have photos below of the first ones for you to see.

     I am not the first person to try this, but mine are different from other artists.  Mine are just a little bit more realistic, yet still fantastic and fun.  Larger than life, so to speak in a painting.  I focused in on the area at the top of the trunk where the palm fronds branch out making the structure very strong and making it easy to see …
I have just been given the opportunity to display my paintings in Jacksonville, Fl at the most upscale Antique Mall/Interior Design Center in North Florida.  Needless to say, I am thrilled!  I was given a wall on the main aisle to showcase my art.  They were particularly interested in large pieces of art and I was happy to comply.  It works well for me as my small pieces are in demand here in St. Augustine since tourists prefer something that will fit into their luggage.  But for art shows larger pieces are in order.  So this new venue is a great way for me to show and sell them after the art shows!

     I forgot my camera when the art was hung, so I will have to return to get the display on film for the blog.  Hopefully next week I can show it to you.

     I painted another large painting the other day.  I got the bug to start painting later in the evening and ended up going to bed at 4 am!  You ever do that?  Probably most artists do that from time to time.  I was on a roll, …