Sunday, July 25, 2021

Florida Scene



This is a commission that took me quite a while to do. Looks tiny, doesn't it? It's actually four feet wide. Here are a few details.



In the Everglades I got a photo of an alligator swimming beside white pelicans, and they all seemed to be ignoring each other.

Carmen





 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Florida River, Oil Painting Scene



I love Florida's swampy places, with moss hanging from oaks. This painting got quite complicated, with so many things going on, but I think it still manages to look peaceful. 

Carmen

Saturday, July 17, 2021

The Golden Flute, Oil on Canvas


Here's one from the archives. The colors are not true, a bit cooler than the actual painting. Computers have come a long way since I saved this one. This lovely woman taught at Juilliard, and when she attended our Pen Women meetings she would treat us to a concert. Pen Women is a National organization of writers, artists, and musicians, chock full of talented women.

Carmen

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Green Anole Florida Oil Painting

 

SOLD

Been unable to post lately, so I pulled this one from the archives. I've been yelled at for having the subject in the middle of the painting, yet there he is. Everything is pointing to him, and that's just how it was. So there. This was at Turkey Creek.

Carmen

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Chipmunk Chase

 



My journal entry from our last day with the Sheets family. They have a beautiful AirBnB on Lake Junaluska in North Carolina. Our stay was topped off by chasing a chipmunk out of the house.

Carmen

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Journal, Strawberry Picking in Virginia


 Picking strawberries was a highlight of our visit. An 88-year-old farmer named Jimmy has a big strawberry farm and he gave us a bucket and said to pile 'em high, so we did. Yum! In seven months I've gone from not being able to walk to the corner to being able to pick strawberries. Progress!

Carmen

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

A Vacation at Last - A Page From My Journal

 



We visited my daughter Suzanne and her husband Kirk in Virginia and it was better for me than medicine. Suzanne is an avid gardener, so I had some good subjects to paint in my journal. An added bonus: she's a great cook.

Carmen

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