I am an award winning artist and an art teacher specializing in
"Paintings of Tranquility and Peace."
I am represented by REMBRANTZ GALLERY in St. Augustine, FL and OCEAN ART GALLERY in Ormond Beach, FL.
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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 …
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…