One of the nicest things about Florida (besides the alligators) are the ubiquitous live oak trees. These immense trees dominate the landscape and provide soothing shade with their massive umbrellas of leaves. This is a view I see almost every day; walking, bicycling and even driving in the car, it is near to where I am staying in Tallahassee. These trees feel like old friends to me already; although to them I am probably no more significant than a gnat. This painting measures 8″ x 11″ and is for sale for $125.00. All proceeds go towards endangered species conservation.
George was kind enough to sit for us today. He really challenged the artists, as he wore an iridescent shirt and vest. He sat very still, in fact, he seemed to like the challenge of sitting through some of his breaks as well. I was very pleased with his face and his aspect, and as a result, here is his portrait. I do portraits by commission as well. All proceeds go to endangered species conservation.
The quest: to swirl colors around and make something beautiful with rose shapes. Roses say “I love you” more than any other flower. They combine contrast, softness, sharp edges and soft colors. They can carry the most fragrant aromas, but sadly, most of them have had that bred out of them. All of the roses in my yard have fragrance.
Today I painted these roses on my Ghadi handmade paper, which increases some interesting effects. This painting measures 8″ x 12″ and is for sale for $100.00. All proceeds go to endangered species conservation.
Alligators are iconic in the Florida wetlands. They are very large and nasty looking. While most of the time they don’t move at all, they can move quickly and silently. They are confident masters of their territory. And they don’t just live in the nature preserves. There are some living within the city limits of Tallahassee.
This guy is for sale, $150.00 plus postage takes him home. It measures 11″ x 14″ a standard size to frame. Remember the funds from the purchase of any of my paintings goes directly to endangered species conservation. You can help.
Next to alligators, one of the most amazing things about Florida are their live oak trees. They are immense, sheltering an entire ecosystem in each tree, and apparently can be found all over the state. In a place where it gets to be too hot to be out in the sun even early in the day, a tree like this in a park is very welcome. This painting measures 8″ x 11″ and is for sale for $125.00. It was painted on hand made Indian Village paper. All proceeds from the sale of this painting go towards endangered species conservation.