Monday, January 25, 2010


A local variety of lemon. Here if you have citrus trees you have a lemon tree to pollinate the other citrus.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another painting adventure survived...Barely!!! I'm sure I gave at least a pint of blood to the local bug chapter. Encountered one rattle snake and a pelican that had the look in his eyes that said, " I can take him"! Other than that, the Burrito at Peppers was great (after painting treat). My painting was a total flop. No sense in" fibbing" about it! I mean yuck..Was totally blinded by the glare off the water and too busy fighting gnats and flies ( I could spend another paragraph on excuses but I'm sure you get the idea). I did however get a great shot of Martin before he was carried away by a swarm.Notice the nice equipment, pretty umbrella and all the fancy gadgets to attach. I had a dead palm frond stuck down the back of my shirt hanging over my shoulder in an attempt to block some of the sun.
Once Martin started talking about his great time in Hawaii and the ladies in grass skirts I quickly decided to remove the palm frond. However the visor he loaned me that his daughter had left in the truck wasn't much better. The fact that it said Cheerleading Camp in hot pink across the bill didn't help.
This for some reason was the most popular sand spot on the bay.
All in all I would say it was another good time out painting even though my painting was a flop or should I say floppier than Its always fun to go have some laughs. Ok I was just kidding about the Martin stuff,,geeze.. He is an awesome artist. Next two weeks we won't be going. Martin has a show to get ready for in South Florida. Check out his web page here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Some recent stuff

A quick dog portrait for a friend.
Good example why you dont let direct sunlight on your canvas...sun blind wow its dark!
This is one of the days where my friend and I drove 60 miles and ended up painting 4 miles from where we started.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wewahitchka Florida.

A shot of Martin painting. It was freezing, must of been a high of 59.
Martin . Hes heading back to the truck to get his water wings on. Safety first!!!
This is a creek that was overflowing.
To the bottom left of the photo is part of the parking area that normally would be above water.
This old house boat was tied up in some trees.