Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Plantains are a stable in grocery stores here in South Florida, due to the Latin food culture. Personally, I prefer them fried when they are more ripe, sweet and yellow, however, they are quite popular mashed and cooked at this unripe stage. I was interested in the different shades of greens in this painting and the color reflections - warm green tones against cool pink and blue. The composition is quite crazy, I am still undecided on that. What do you think?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Citrus Reflections

Playing with complimentary colors and adding reflections was totally fun to do. This is one of those pictures that painted itself -

Friday, May 16, 2014

Fuzzy Peaches

Florida grown peaches surprised me the other day at the farmer's market. As far as I know the climate is too hot and humid in the sunshine state for peaches to thrive.But here they are, peach-colored and ripe, ready to eat.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Old Oaks

I can not believe that it has been over a month since my last post. Reason is that other responsibilities get in the way of things I love to do... perhaps I should have planned my free time better or take fewer naps?? However, the good news is that I was able to paint a bit and this is one of the results. The dabbled morning light reflected on the tree trunk attracted me to this scene. To create a sense of space for these massive trunks I kept the background tree darker. Hope you enjoy looking at this picture as much as I enjoyed painting it. BE WELL!