Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Moonrise in Sebastian" 1, 2 , & 3

"Moonrise in Sebastian"

On my way home from an art reception at the
Sebastian River Art Center
It was such a beautiful sunset/moonrise.
I pulled over and took some wonderful shots with my camera.
I could not resist.
I began painting three 5" x 7" pictures 
with my acrylic paints
on canvas.
And this is what I finished up with.

It sure was fun.
They are currently showing 
and can be seen
The Sebastian River Art Center
1245 Main Street
Sebastian Florida
Tuesdays - Thursdays - Saturdays
from 11:00 am to 3:00 am

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"I can't believe it's that time of year again.

The Christmas Mural
"The Night Before Christmas" at Santa's House

Thru the month of November at 1245 Main St. In Sebastian Florida
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturday from 11:00 to 3:00

And thruout the entire Month of December at the North County Library in Sebastian, Florida

I hope to see you there!
See more of my artwork on  artbyPeni

Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Florida Cracker"

Hi everyone!

This blog is about a very special painting.

As some of you know, I had the opportunity to spend a little time
in the Tallahassee area in May of 2011.  
While I was driving around in the town where our brother Joey lived, 
I came upon a little shack of a cottage in the woods.
It is located right there on main street where you get off of Interstate 10 
going into Joey's little town of Loyd, Florida.
For some reason I was completely taken with this little falling down shack.
I went back to it three times in two trips to Tallahassee  
and took photos each time.
I suppose it was my way of having a little piece of my brother Joey 
without having to go back to his house again.
I did go to Joey's house once during that visit to Tallahassee.
After Betti and Tim asked me to go back again and try to find our 
sister n law, I found it too painful for me to return.  
So instead I drove around looking for very old houses to photograph.  
And of course to find a few more memories of some of my times 
spent with Joey in Lloyd before he died.
This one really struck me.  Like I said, I went back three times 
for photographs 
Well . . .Some of you know that I currently spend a great deal 
of my time painting pictures.
This little shack was a Must to paint and because it took me a very long time to complete  I am so ancious and proud, I could go no longer without sharing my story with all of you.
I have received so much personal enjoyment in painting this  shack.  
I hope that you all can enjoy it a little as well.   
To me it will always be this little shack I stumbled across while looking for memories of my time spent with my brother Joey.
Contender in the "Art by the Sea" show in January 2013
Three trips and wonderful photos
It's me.
As it stands in real life.

Look very close in the painting and you will see the bottle.

I couldn't help it.  I had to take it.

There was no evidence of the house ever having had indoor plumbing or electric of any kind
and the wall paper was hanging everywhere.  The floors were rotted out.  On my second trip back I took the wine bottle out of the window and have it in my kitchen window.  Still unwashed on the inside.
I had removed another really cool piece of wall paper with palm trees on it but walked off without it.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Mark & Melody"

Aren't they a wonderful relaxed looking couple?
I thought so.
A 14" x 14" acrylic painting on
stretched canvas.
Enjoy Mark and Melody.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Three hour paint challenge at the Sebastian River Art Club

Our great host Judy Burgarella pulled it off today
encouraging a lot of us to push our brushes to 
complete a painting in three hours.
A few of us were successful!

Judy Burgarella herself                                                      
with her painted cowboy. 
She really gets into her painting doesn't she?                                       

 Jeanne Dumphey always does a
beautiful job and can't wait to see
this one completed.

Susie Lavender is working on this delightful
Mommy and Babies.  It will be wonderful
when completed.

Patti Goins does the most wonderful
and enchanting work with her beautiful
 oranges and bright intense detail.

 And Mary Rahmig does these perfect
water color paintings.
 Terry Pate has advanced so well with
her oil paintings that she can paint
anything she decides she wants to
and has turned into a truly wonderful
Florida artist.

Of course my little paintings are always happening.

And Ann Emery, she paints anything she wants and always uses the prettiest and softest colors of anyone.

Kathleen Richter has opened up and proven to be
one of our best artist.  She is amazing us and is
providing us with pure delight.

I hope this blog will encourage more of you all to
come and join the three hour challenge
painters at our Sebastian River Art Club.
Any Tuesday and Thursday
from 11:00am to 3:00 pm

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rock City Potted Plants

This is a very special painting
just finished
for a very special fundraiser.
A 12" x 12" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
and ready to hang.
I'm gonna miss it when it's gone.

"Night on Ft. Lauderdale Beach"

Fun to Paint
These little beauties are 2" x 2" acrylic on stretched canvas and stand with
their own little easels.
I painted them for a special fundraiser.

"The Good Old Days"

"Florida Panther"
Did this 20 yrs. ago and loved doing it.
11" x 14" black colored pencil

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Vero Beach Magazine"

What a pleasant surprise
My painting "A Days Rest" an 8" x 10" acrylic on canvas board
is featured in the  May 2012 Vero Beach Magazine.
I'm very excited!

 Also, this delightful sailboat painting will be on display for the month of May at the Artist Guild Gallery in Vero Beach, Fl. at 1974 14th Avenue Vero Beach, Fl. (772)299-1234 Enjoy!

Opening reception for this gallery show will be held the evening of May 4th from 5:00 - 8:00 at The Artist Guild Gallery. 
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Friday, April 13, 2012

On the easel

I'm working on it.
It shouldn't be too long now.  A little more
blending.  A little more tweeking.
It's going to be so pretty even if I do say so myself.  All of you know that
I like show and tell.  I had a girlfriend tell me once theat if I hit myself on the back any harder
I will knock myself over.
Well here it is
Ron's Girl

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"On the easel"

On The Easel
This is what I'm busy doing.  Painting wise anyway.
 2" x 2"s

I'm a busy girl!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Beautiful Children

Soon to be finished!!
I will be finished with these little children very soon.


Friday, March 23, 2012

"Catching Up"

Do to family illness this is my first post since  October 2011.
So glad to be back!!!
It looks like I might be catching up and getting a bit of my  painting
back on track.
I try hard to do "first things first"
It's exciting starting a new painting so it's really difficult
to stick to the "first things first"  philosophy.
Remember the beautiful tiny little girl I started painting a while back?  Elana.
She and her three brothers, Christian Carson and Price
 would have been finished already but it took at least three months
 to finish the Christmas Mural.  Not complaining mind you.  And other things.

The six 2" x 2" canvases are soon to be finished paintings I'm doing for a donation.
and the photo of the beautiful young women is my latest commission.
I'm so excited to be back painting again.
Enjoy!  and watch  do for my 
next post.