Saturday, May 18, 2019

Three is Not a Crowd, gumbo limbo trees, plein air painting

"Three's not a Crowd"
(Gumbo limbo trees)
© Fawn McNeill May 2018

I could not resist these challenging odd shapes and colors.  I struggled at first with the layout and also with the transitions in the trunks and roots of the trees.    Gumbo limbo trees have bright red patches of thin bark and some light gray areas too. They look like fake rubber trees. 

 Such a lovely time: a nice, cool, breezy day.  The trees looked like they were dancing together.

This is an original Plein Air (created on location) from Old Fort Park in Fort Pierce, Florida. I added extra details when I got home.

8x10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
Ready to frame
$290.00 (free shipping in US)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

At Riverside, Egret, Palm, Indian River, Florida

"At Riverside"
(Stuart, Florida)
© 2018
Here is an older one I just love! Used some pictures I took during a paint-out at Riverside Park.  I walked all over the park for an hour in the morning, soaking in all the inspiring views before doing some sketches.

This egret was wading along the shore, and I got some pretty good photos of him catching fish.  I liked this one where he jumped up a few times.  

This palm tree was one of two jetting out over the water.  The other palm was bent and crooked, but it was hard to get a good photo.

About this painting:
16 x 20 inches
Acrylic on canvas

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