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Monday, April 19, 2021

20-minute challenge, Day 2, Cape Canaveral Seashore




 I had to drop out of the challenge after this one, because I got bronchitis. I limited my time to exactly 20 minutes, and guess what I had to leave out? His fishing rod. Thirty minutes before this picture was taken, we were on a jungle path. That's the beauty of the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. 

I might finish this one or do a bigger version, complete with pole.

Carmen

Friday, April 16, 2021

Scrub Jay, 8x6 Watercolor

 


The Florida Scrub Jay is the only bird species that lives exclusively in Florida, inhabiting scrub oak in sandy soils. It is threatened by loss of habitat. This painting is a departure for me, a small watercolor. 

Carmen



Monday, April 5, 2021

Day 1 of Five-day Challenge, 23 Minutes

The Art+Work+Living Challenge is to paint a picture in 20 minutes. This was actually 23 minutes. It's an 8x10, and next time I'll go smaller. Click here to see all the art in the challenge.


Carmen

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Wildlife Refuge, Oil Painting Florida Landscape

 


This is a scene from the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, a very diverse spot to visit.
It has trails, marshes, and the Cape Canaveral Seashore. This marsh is on the
Blackpoint Wildlife Drive, a popular spot for birders.

Carmen


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Shirley Temple Goes to the Royal Wedding, Papier Mache Doll

 


I saw a paper mâché doll on a children's craft site and I was inspired to make one of my own. A toilet paper roll and a styrofoam ball are the basis for this. I found the hair and the fascinator in a craft supply store. When I was done, the name popped into my head. 

Carmen







Friday, March 12, 2021

56th Anniversary of the Selma Bridge Crossing

 


I was honored to be asked to use my drawing of John Lewis for the 56th Anniversary of the Selma Bridge crossing. This is taken from the video.


Carmen

Monday, March 8, 2021

Venice Parking, Oil on Canvas

SOLD

Since I'm still recovering and have yet to open the oil paints, I am reaching way back to the past for this one. This was one of the best trips of my life, with my sister to Venice. I was surprised at how beautifully upholstered the gondolas were.

Carmen

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

What the World Needs Now

  With these perilous and chaotic times, I decided to do a "message" painting.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020