Sunday, April 24, 2011

Another plein air Saturday

I had such fun the Saturday before, that I went out on my own again on Saturday and found this cute American Gothic cottage in the Meadows section of old town. It isn't finished yet and I have ended up making a lot of changes. I will show it again when it is finished.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Fun day of painting and art in the sculpture garden

Last Saturday the Studios of Key West had a plein air quick draw. Artists had from 9 am to 1 pm to paint in the old town section of Key West. Paintings were put on easels in the sculpture garden at 2pm for judging and a short reception. My friend Andy Thurber won 1st place for his painting of the Armory building.

My friend Pam Hobbs won a prize for her painting of the Armory.

I did not win a prize, but I had a great time and I'm happy with this painting of a Southard Street cottage I have wanted to paint for quite some time. I am never really comfortable painting architecture, but maybe now I will do more of it.

Southard Street in Bloom

24" x 20 " unframed $425.00 SOLD

Monday, April 11, 2011

Morning at the marina

When I first came to Key West the man who was the captain of the pilot boat ate breakfast every morning in the restaurant where I worked. The Pilot boat guides the cruise ships in through the channel to the port. I am not sure if this boat is still in service since they made the channel bigger, but it does look very charming where it rests at the foot of Front Street. Morning at the Marina 24" x 30" $595.00

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Great advice.

A customer in the gallery was admiring the flip flop beach signs and said I should do ones that said "Pool" for the people who had pools. I sounded like great advice to me so I made them in flip flops and mermaids. They have proven to be very popular. I hope that the customer comes back so I can tell her she was right and give her a free sign. Another customer wants a flip flop that says "bar", so I quess there will be some bar signs too.
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