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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Pelican at the Port, 5x7 Original Oil Painting on Canvas Panel, Daily Painting


I usually paint just what I see, and I am trying to get away from that in cases like this, where the photo colors were quite dull. I ramped up the color and I like it much better.

Carmen


 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Photographer, 8x10 Original Oil Painting on Canvas

I took this photo of our Pieces of 8 member Kathy Garvey while she was intently photographing poppies. She liked them as much as I did. It was really fun to paint her, and of course it was an excuse to paint more poppies. Here's a little slideshow of the painting as it progressed:


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Night of the Iguana, 18x24 Collage on Canvas, Animal Art

$600

This piece is very timely, as it is cold in Florida and Iguanas are so cold they are falling out of the trees. When it warms up, so will they.

This collage is made of torn magazines and cosmetics brochures.

Carmen

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Original Oil Painting, Train to Firenze, 24x20 Oil on Canvas, Figurative Art


My sister and I had a glorious vacation in Italy and France, and I saw these ladies from a train window in Italy. The light shining on their heads made me very happy. It's all about the light.

Carmen

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Roseate Spoonbills, Giclee Prints on Canvas


This is the painting I did for International Artist Magazine's March 2012 issue. I sold the original last year, but I now have giclee prints available in my Etsy Shop at varying sizes and prices. These beautiful birds were hanging out in the Everglades, feeding in the mangroves. They are such a contradiction, with their funny spoon faces and their exquisite plumage. Perhaps God didn't want them to be too vain.

Carmen

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Suzanne and Laddie, 11x14, Oil on Canvas, Original Painting

Not For Sale

My daughter Suzanne lost her beloved horse, Laddie, this year. I know this painting will make her smile and cry at the same time. Laddie is deeply missed.


Carmen

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Lining It Up, 11x14 Original Oil Painting on Canvas Panel

Not for Sale

This is our grandson Reece, age 14 when the photo was taken, lining up a putt. His father and son activities have always included ATV racing, hunting, fishing, baseball, etc, but as far as sports go, he fell in love with golf and is really good at it. His dad is the golf team coach. What a good dad.

Carmen

Monday, December 18, 2017

Original Oil Painting, "Cowboy," 11 x 14 Oil on Canvas, Mexican Vaquero


20% off and Free Shipping! Sale ends December 20th.

This cowboy was in the center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with his horse, watching the celebration going on in the plaza.

Carmen

Sunday, December 17, 2017

SALE 20% off and Free Shipping, Oil Painting on Canvas Panel, Stepping Stones, 5x7 Landscape


I love the play of light and shadow on this scene. This is a wonderful memory from our artists' retreat in Boone, North Carolina. North Carolina enticed our member Cindy Michaud to move there, and Carol Schiff is soon to follow. I love to visit the mountains, but when winter comes I like living here by the beach.

Carmen