Sunday, May 6, 2012

John Kondos, fellow painter

"Down by the River"
Painted in acrylics by John Kondos, Port Orange, Florida

We visited with fellow painter John Kondos today at the the 40th Annual 'Art in the Park' outdoor show at the Rockefeller Gardens situated on the beautiful Halifax River here in famous Ormond Beach, FL.

John is a fabulous painter who really has a unique talent to capture the exquisite shifting light found at every turn in the Florida county side and marshlands. It is always a pleasure to see his newest works.

As an artist, I can say that his work is truly inspiring!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Heading In

Heading In
8"x24", 2011; gilded-style frame included... ready to hang..
An original oil painting on hand-gessoed hardboard; professionally framed.
Late afternoon these gulls were heading in to feed along the coastline. As the day wears on, the sun was hiding behind the clouds, giving the sky the most beautiful purples and reds that make the Florida sunset so exciting most evenings; as gulls drift by, lazily riding on the warm gentle sea breeze.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Marsh at Dusk

Marsh at Dusk
12"x24", 2011
An original oil painting on hand-gessoed hardboard;
professionally framed; 2.5 inch wide antiqued gold frame; ready to hang.

On a winter afternoon there’s usually a fleeting time when the last glow of the sun passes on its way through the clouds into twilight across a seemingly endless horizon of the brown-tipped marshland grasses.

Each moment becomes a new painting, and one could wish that it would never end, as the colors transform the clouds and the sky takes on new shapes until there comes a time to say that the sun has finally set; and, so another day ends on the marshes.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Middling Field

Middling Field
8"x24", 2011
An original oil painting on hand-gessoed hardboard;
professionally framed; antiqued Gold and Prussian green frame; ready to hang.
On a late winter afternoon, colors of the hammocks change more from lush green to a mix of browns and yellows in the hour before twilight; while the watercourses meander through the middling fields of the marshland.