I am very partial to tree frogs; they are the cutest of reptiles. This
collage is made of torn and cut magazine pages and is mounted on
stretched canvas. The canvas has one and a half-inch deep sides and
needs no frame.
This is one of the most beautiful places I've been. When you're there it
feels like a dream. The water is so clear and the sand is so white.
This is an original oil painting, 8x6 inches, signed and ready to frame.
This was painted on a bright sunny day when the air was clean. Unfortunately, right now we are afflicted with Red Tide, and every time I go outside it makes me cough. Dead fish litter the beach and some intrepid volunteers have been out picking them up. It's a very unhealthy situation. We used to have lots of tar on the beach from oil spills. I prefer that. At least I could breathe without coughing.
I've been painting a lot of flowers lately, so here's a little change of pace. These birds were at our wonderful Brevard Zoo in Melbourne. To quote the zoo website, here is how it all started:
It began as a small group of people... A
small group of people with a big dream; building a zoo. A world-class
zoo that would serve as a conservation hub where people could gather to
learn about animals. A place to escape from the urban world and get
closer to nature, to be reminded of the diversity of the life with which
we share this planet.
Now we have a state-of-the-art zoo with rhinos, giraffes, meerkats--it's an amazing testament to what community effort can do.
was far from home while doing this painting, and I managed to leave my
white paint home! I dealt with it by subtracting color with my turps.
This produced a very dark painting, as my canvas was not white, but a
toned neutral color. When I got home I mixed more color with white and
finished my lotus buds. I like the way they stand out now. These lilies
were at Palma Sola Botanical Garden in Bradenton, Florida.
the sunrise on our beach is such an awesome experience. In a turbulent
world, there is so much peace on the other side of the beach crossover.
It's nice to change the noise of traffic to the soothing sounds of the