Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Paintings

I am finally done getting all my Xmas orders out and finished up these two paintings. The top one sold before it was done but the lower is 11"x14" and is called "Star Gazer" $750.00. The color is a little off as it was shot in gallery light but the colors are almost identical to the top one. The holidays are almost over and I hope everyone has a wonderful time without too much stress. I plan on eating and drinking merrily with my family and friends!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bike update!

My bike sold yesterday! It sold for $2,500.00 to some local folks. The money goes to www.tskw.org I am thrilled and proud!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My Bike is in the window of Fast Buck Freddies!

The bike I painted for TSKW is in the Christmas window of The Island department store Fast Bucks.
Santa is riding him and the pedals go round and round!
There signage with my name and picture. Its really quite nice!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Escarole soup

We got a nice cold front last evening and all I could think about was a nice pot of soup. This is the easiest soup to make and it is delicious. First saute some onions in some olive oil, add plenty of garlic and saute.
Wash and coarsely chop a nice head of escarole. Its in the produce by the full heads of romaine and leaf lettuce. Add it to the pot and stir and let it wilt.

Add a box of chicken stock and a can of cannelli beans, juice and all. Don't forget salt and pepper and red chili flakes, this just adds a touch of heat which is so nice. You can add pasta if you like but it is plenty hearty.

Let it simmer about 45 minutes, check for seasoning, Enjoy with crusty bread, piping hot.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday's painting and a big avocado

Painted today on Sugarloaf. It was a gray sky with rather rain filled storm clouds. We were high and dry but all painted the threatening skies. This is 8"x10" will be framed with plain black frame.
Here was lunch, a beautiful avocado I found under the tree behind my studio!! Guacamole!

New Painting

A new Fall still life with sunflowers and a pomegranate. 16"x20" $385.00

Friday, October 29, 2010

Commission and new painting

This is the 3rd painting for Tom, this one was a commission of moon flowers and a moon. I hope he will like it.
This one is called "Stargazer" and is 16"x20" and is in the gallery at $1,250.00.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Goombay 2010

Goombay is this weekend. It kicks off the 2 weeks of festivities for Fantasy Fest. Its a favorite local event and I went with my friend Mindy last night, it has become a tradition. We drink some cocktails and eat conch and people watch. There seemed to be plenty of pork this year.
Lots of interesting food booths.

It was a beautiful evening with lower humidity and nice skies.
Conch salad man
Crispy cracked conch
Lots of vendors
Conch salad in a pineapple with a few conch fritters perched on top
Dog friends
As the sun set it got busier and more people showed up.
I took a picture of this house last year in thoughts I would paint it so its back on my list.
Full moon over Key West.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Key West bikes

The studios of Key West is having a fund raiser and 40 local artists are painting bikes to be auctioned off next February. they will be ridden in the Fantasy Fest parade and the Xmas parade and be displayed all over key west. I have just finished mine and saw it today for the first time put together as well as a few other finished bikes. It is going to be an amazing display!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Painting from this summer

Just got around to putting a slat frame on this painting from the summer. "Pineapple King" 16"x20" $350.00

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday painting

Thursday's Painting group has started up again for the season. It was great to see folks and we did a lot of painting and a lot of talking. The weather was almost cool and the wind was blowing but we painted Key Limes. I finished this up in my backyard later in the afternoon.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Sunflowers

I have been working in my studio daily on a project to benefit The Studios and not doing much of my own work but I did finally finish this new sunflower painting. It has some nice apples and a bright cloud filled sky. It is 16"x20" and is $350.00. Thanks John!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rainy day

We have been lucky this year with very little storm activity. Today we will be brushed with a little tropical weather. Its gray and drizzling today, a very good day to paint. Sorry about the underlining, can't seem to make it go away. Happy Fall to everyone.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Dog days are Over, The Dog Days are Done!

The clouds have been beautiful and the pink sky woke me once again. Went to the beach to walk with my new marching music and new mantra. The clouds were amazing and the breeze wonderful. Great start to a great day! This was from a couple of days ago from my front yard.

Florence and the Machine - Dog Days Are Over (Live)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New studio pictures

I've moved in and have been working daily. The light is incredible. Don't forget, Walk on White is Thursday and the studios will be open. Come up and have a glass of wine if you are in town.

5 new paintings




Friday, September 10, 2010

The back drop at Burning Man

Here is a tiny picture of the back drop 7 Artists made for the One Night Stand. Fred took it with him to the Burning Man fest out in Nevada. Key West was represented!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Old Town New Folk at the TSKW

Emily Saliers from the Indigo Girls tonight at the Armory. What a wonderful thing live music is. This is a small venue and an intimate audience. What a delight. The Rick Worth back drop added to the evening and the entire audience had a wonderful evening.