LAPTOPS IN THE SAND

Dream 19

Dreams are like a mind map.  Follow the dream and you will find that it leads to new dreams and links to other dreams.  I find this to be true with oil painting.  When the purpose of oil painting is to follow a dream rather than become an artist, for me it leads to more dreams.  This statement is the antithesis to my functional goal oriented self. 

This is a Retirement List and not a project list.  Once the project is completed, then what.  As I said on the Retirement Page, “What thing or project will provide lasting fulfillment”.

I did take an oil painting class and here are my first two paintings.

Classwork I Classwork II
Classwork I
Classwork II

Right after World War II, my father went to photography school.  KodaColor film was first manufactured in 1942 but it was not until 1956 that it was daylight balanced.  When my father went to school, he was taught to paint in the color.  Reflecting on that, I decided to paint black and white photographs.  Today, this can be done digitally.  I wanted to retain the joy of mixing colors, determining what to paint and what not to paint, and to compose through the camera lens.

Maybe one day I will take more painting classes but for now, I just want to enjoy myself. 

Indian River Burgman
Merritt Island Trees
Miss Hattie's Crib
Indian River Burgman
Merritt Island Trees
Miss Hattie's Crib
Last Chop up north
Grand Floridian Staircase
Polynesian lounge
Last Chop Up North
Grand Floridian Staircase
Polynesian Lounge
Key West Sunset
Cocoa Beach Pier
Paradise Island Marina
Key West Sunset
Cocoa Beach Pier
Paradise Island Marina
Biltmore Orchids
Nantucket
Hyannis Hollyhocks
Biltmore Orchids
Nantucket
Hyannis Hollyhocks
Capri Street Scene
Santorini
Useppa Island
Capri Street Scene
Santorini
Useppa Island FL
Bottles in the Sand Maryland Steamed Crabs Alafaya Tomatoes
Bottles in the Sand
Maryland Steamed Crabs
Alafaya Tomatoes
Queen's Staircase MuckyDucks PanamaCityWindow
Queen's Starcase Nassau
View from Mucky Ducks Sanibel
View from the Panama City Window
Cable Beach
Off the Pink Path
Cocoa Beach Pier Tike Hut
Cable Beach Nassau
Off the Pink Path Useppa Island
Cocoa Beach Pier Tiki Hut
Port Canaveral
Fox Lake
Brant Point Lighthouse Nantucket
Port Canaveral
Fox Lake
Brant Point Lighthouse Nantucket
Los Tres Amigos
Shrimp Boat at Port Canaveral
Costa Maya Coastline
Los Tres Amigos
Shrimp Boat at Port Canaveral
Costa Maya Mexico Coastline
1929 Ford at Saint Augustine
Isalmorada Fish Company
Burgman at Bethune Beach
1929 Ford at Saint Augustine
Islamorada Fish Company
Burgman at Bethune Beach
Ann's Beach
Harvey Garmage
Tween Waters Inn
Ann's Beach Islamorada
Harvey Garmage Amelia Island
Tween Waters Inn Captiva Island
Calle Luna PR
Bella
Lake Talquin Sunset
Calle Luna San Juan
Bella
Lake Talquin Sunset
Kayaking at Coco Cay
View from Prospect Plantation
Seafarer's Resort from a Kayak
Kayaking at Coco Cay
View from Prospect Plantation
Seafarer's Resort Key Largo from a Kayak
View from Mucky Ducks
Fox Lake fishermen
Indian River Drive
View from Mucky Ducks
Fox Lake Fishermen
Indian River Drive
French Pastry
1952 Chevy in Havana
1953 Chevy in Fusterlandia
French Pastry Marseille France
1952 Chevy in Havana Cuba
1953 Chevy in Fusterlandia Havana
Pineapple in the waves
Avenue de la Bourdonnais Paris France
Key Lime Bistro Captiva
Pineapple in the waves
Avenue de la Bourdonnais Paris France
Key Lime Bistro Captiva

I tried my hand a using a palette knife as a painting tool.   For my taste, it was difficult to paint detail.   I used a brush to paint in some detail but I had to wait three weeks for the original paint to dry.

Squirrel Fish at Night Kellys' Inn at Edgartown
Jamaica Drive Palm
Squirrel Fish at Night
Kelly's Inn at Edgartown
Jamaica Drive Palm Tree

 

STRETCH GOAL

BURGMAN IN PARADISE

This is a stretch goal.  I wanted to paint Baby Burgman (A grownup Burgman is 650cc's) during a sunset.  Sunsets are on the west coast.  I took the photograph on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, while keeping an eye out for alligators, overlooking the Indian River.   This is the East Coast facing north.  In addition to adding sunset colors and reflections,  I had to move the side lighting and shadows to the other side of the subject.

Work in Progress Original Photograph
Painting in The Details
A Work in Progress
Original Photograph
Painting in The Details

Burgman in Paradise


So, it looks like in the future, I will be practicing sunsets over bodies of water, July 2, 2012.

Playa Linda Sunrise


Playa Linda Beach Sunrise August 22, 2012

TWO MORE SUNSETS

Sunrise at Cocoa Beach
Sanibel Causeway
Sunrise at Cocoa Beach Pier 09192012
Sanibel Causeway 10052012

 

ON DISPLAY

 

Last year I visited Domenico's Italian Restaurant in Rockledge Florida.   It reminded me so much of Italy, especially of Capri, that I decided to paint the Faraglioni Rocks for them

Faraglioni


Faraglioni October 5, 2012

My Painting on Display


My Painting on Display at Domenico's October 5, 2012

ANOTHER SUNSET, still practicing

Marina Park Sunrise

Marina Park Sunrise 04SEP2013

TWO MORE SUNSETS JUNE 2014

Captiva Sunset
Islamorada Sunset
Captiva Sunset June 2014
Islamorada Sunset April 2014

MIXED MEDIA

This is another stretch goal.   The sand on the Hanauma Bay painting is from Playa Linda Beach Florida.  The white caps are sprinkled with white glitter.   The trees in the background are painted through a window screen. The tree in the foreground is painted with a palette knife.  The sand in the Faanui Bay painting is from Playa Linda Beach and the trees in the foreground are painted with a palette knife.  There is a breaker along the shore line in the left corner.  It is painted with a palette knife and sprinkled with white glitter. The white caps on the Arahoho Beach painting are sprinkled with white glitter.  The lava rock is sprinkled with black glitter.   The trees in the background are painted through a window screen and the the tree to the right is painted with a palette knife.

Chillin' at Playa Linda
Faaunui Bay Mixed Media
Arahoho Beach Tahiti
Chillin' at Playa Linda
Faanui Bay Bora Bora
Arahoho Beach Tahiti

2015 Eastern Florida State College Art Show

I entered three painting in the 2015 EFSC Art Show and won third place 

3rd Place 2015 EFSC Art Show

3rd Place 2015 EFSC Art Show

CAPTIVA ISLAND SUNSETS

This is another stretch goal.  Using GMIP software, I have been experimenting Captiva Island sunsets overlaid with various settings.

Marigot Sunset
Playa Linda Sunset
Useppa Island Sunset
Marigot, St. Maarten Sunset
View from Playa Linda Beach
Useppa Island Sunset
Gulfview from Our Livingroom
Captiva Sunset from Our Diningroom
View from Front St Lahaina Maui
Gulfview from Livingroom
Captiva Sunset from Our Diningroom
View from Front Street Lahaina Maui
Fort El Morro
Maui Palm Tree with Rainbow
Puddin's Backyard
Fort El Morro San Juan
Maui Palm Tree with Rainbow
View from Puddin's Backyard Hilo

Canvas

It has been 6 six years since I have drawn my own work and painted on canvas.   See Classwork I and Classwork II at the top of the page.  I did not take my first art lesson until I was 62 years old.   This is another stretch goal after painting B&W photographs on linen paper.     The underwater scenes are from imagination and memories from SCUBA diving.    See   Dream 28
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First Canvas
Leone Pagp Pagp Samoa
Sea Fan Grand Cayman Island
Faanui Bay Bora Bora
Leone Pago Pago Samoa
Sea Fan Grand Cayman Island
Parrotfish
Humahumanukanukaapuaa
Retired
Parrotfish
Humahumanukanuka apua'a
Retired
Sergeant Majors
Blue Marlin
Bora Bora Bungalow
Sergeant Majors
Blue Marlin
Bora Bora Bungalow
Volcano
Anse La Rey
Dolphin at Sunset
Volcano
Anse La Rey
Dolphin at Sunset
One Life Don't Blow It
Nu'uano Pali Lookout
Tropical Waterfall
One Life Don't Blow It
Nu'uano Pali Lookout
Tropical Waterfall
Two Masted Schooner
My Croton
Catarmaram at Sunset
Two Mast Schooner
My Croton
Catarmaran at Sunset
Plumeria at Sunset
Seaplane at Dusk
Blue Heaven  Restaurant Key West
Plumeria at Sunset
Seaplane at Dusk
Blue Heaven Restaurant Key West
Sunset Cruise Key West
Kilauea Lava Rocks
Napoli Coast Kauai HI
Sunset Cruise Key West
Kilauea Lava Rocks
Napoli Coast Kauai Hawaii
Rainbow Falls Hilo
Kilohana Plantation Hibiscus
Las calles de la Habana Vieja
Rainbow Falls Hilo Hawaii
Kilohana Platation Hibiscus
Las calles de la Habana Vieja
Confederate Rose
Tropical Santa
Berkshire 2-8-4
Conferate Rose
Tropical Santa
Berkshire 2-8-4
Malecon Havana
U.S.S. Roberts DE749 in a Storm
Boco Grande Lighthouse
Malecon Havana Cuba
U.S.S. Roberts DE749 in a Storm
Boco Grande Lighthouse
Waimea Canyon
Cabbage Key
Bruge Belgium Canal
Waimea Canyon Kauai Hawaii
Cabbage Key
Bruge Belgium Canal
Tropical Starry Night
McKenzie's Fresh Seafood & Conch Potter's Cay Nassau
Tropical Christmas
Tropical Starry Night
McKenzie's Fresh Seafood & Conch Potter's Cay Nassau
Tropical Christmas
Paradise Found
Blue Heaven Key Lime Pie
Tahiti Nui
Paradise Found
Blue Heaven Key Lime Pie
Tahiti Nui
Heliconia
View of Mucky Ducks from the Gulf
Wise Men Still Seek Him
Heliconia
View of Mucky Ducks from the Gulf
Wise Men Still Seek Him

Painting on Display in the Office of My Financial Advisor.

Display in Financial Advisor's Office

The painting is called "Retired".  It is a hammock on Islamorada in the Florida Keys . I gave it to my financial advisor because he helped facilitate my retirement in paradise strategy.  My financial advisor is Ameriprise Financial

 

2016 Eastern Florida State College Art Show

I entered three painting in the 2016 EFSC Art Show and won third place 

View from Mucky Ducks

3rd Place 2016 EFSC Art Show

Oil on Plywood

Tropical Sunset on Plywood North Atlantic Moon
Fox Lake Lagoon on Plywood
Tropical Sunset on Plywood
North Atlantic Moon on Plywood
Fox Lake Lagoon on Plywood

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