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#DailyInks #28 – Finished New Painting! – November 28th, 2015

by on Nov.29, 2015, under Florida Outdoors!, Illusration

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Here’s the finished painting with the small amount of inking for definition.
Getting some rest and up next for the rest of Sunday is my annual Christmas card.

Inking, again, with the Tombo and the Precision 7.

 

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July 23rd, 2015 – My watercolor painting of Whitey Markle for the Silver Springs Alliance!

by on Jul.23, 2015, under Caricatures, Cartooning, Florida Outdoors!

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Meant to post these earlier! This one of 5 paintings I did for the speakers at an event our group, Silver Springs Alliance, had back in May. As each speaker spoke I illustrated what they were speaking about. LAter I added watercolor.

Here’s the one for, Florida folk singer/Sierra Club leader/all around good guy, Whitey Markle. He covered a great deal of territory and it was fun for me, knowing the area so well, to poke further fun at it all in the artwork. Each painting is given to the speakers as a “Thank you!” for coming out and helping more Florida citizens learn more about our water problems in our great state.

(Been meaning to post more, but have been on the road again! Lots going on the next few days. I should be posting a lot more.)

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December 25th, 2014 – Christmas Hike!

by on Dec.25, 2014, under Florida Outdoors!

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Been taking my annual Christmas hike. This year at the Ross Prairie Trailhead of the Cross Florida Greenway.

 

 

 

 

 

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May 27th, 2014 – Today on the #Drawing Board: Prepping a studio caricature!

by on May.27, 2014, under Caricatures, Florida Outdoors!

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Here are the pencils for two people who volunteered at Silver Springs State Park to clean up the Silver River and area around it. it’s figured they’ve raised some $3,000 in cans collected.

This is the pencil version that I’m sending in for approval. After approval, I have another step for prep and then adding watercolor. I’m sure to post the finished artwork in the next couple days.

I have a painting to also paint and plan to do both at the same time.

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Announcing Swampy’s Florida Kickstarter program!

by on May.27, 2014, under Cartooning, Florida History!, Florida Outdoors!, Swampy's Florida

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Announcing a Swampy’s Florida Kickstarter program to get five Swampy’s Florida books produced! In the past three years I’ve produced 14 Swampy books, 37 prints, 2 DVDs and seven cards. There’s lots more to come! However, I’ve poured a ton of time in all of this and have more than run out of resources to produce more without backing. Funding will ensure more educational and activity books available to help young people know more about the great state of Florida.

Click here to head over to Kickstarter!

There’s a goal to get five funded by June 21st! Lots of goodies! I’ll even try to hand deliver the goodies if the donor falls within my travels this Fall.

The five books are:
–  Historical Women of Florida
– Florida History Puzzles and Games
– A Short History of  trains in Florida
– Birds of Florida
– Fish and Aquatic Life in Florida

All five will be coloring and travel guide books and able to be used in home schooling or just for fun!

There will be constant updates here as I build all five books.

But wait! There’s more!
There are four other books involved that are left over prior to the new arrangement with The Knowledge Exchange. These four will also be completed at the same time:
– Polk County- Titusville
– Dunnellon
– Marion County ABC
The funding will also loosen my time to wrap up these four books.

All will be available by Fall.

I hope you will help me in getting these books out and to beter help educate our young people of Florida’s incredible history, heritage and culture.

Thank you to The Knowledge Exchange, for so much help, and Dave Stewart, who produced the video on the site and gave sage advice, for all their help putting this together. I’ll have to share the video here as the next month goes along.

Thank you to all that donate to this project!
I’ll be posting updates here as this Kickstarter program continues!

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May 26th, 2014 – Today on the #Drawing Board: Critters on the Run!

by on May.26, 2014, under Cartooning, Florida Outdoors!

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Today penciled and inked this illustration for a five mile run – for people – coming up this fall in Silver Springs State Park in Florida.

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April 4th, 2014 – Delivering the new ‘Swampy’s Florida: Silver Springs State Park’!

by on Apr.04, 2014, under Cartooning, Florida Attractions, Florida History!, Florida Outdoors!, Swampy's Florida

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Tim and Daniel Reynolds, of The Knowledge Exchange, the publishers of all things Swampy, delivered over a thousand copies of my brand new ‘Swampy’s Florida: Silver Springs State Park’ book to Deb Wilson, ranger, at Silver Springs State Park. – http://swampysflorida.com/?p=9928

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July 21, 2013 – A short hike at Pine Lake Park

by on Jul.21, 2013, under Florida Outdoors!

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First hike in awhile along a new trail in Pine Lake Park in very west Lake County. The main trail is just over a mile long. I’ll be placing a more involved post on my Swampy’s Florida site in the next few weeks.

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May 9th, 2013 – Hiking in Lake Okahumpka Park

by on May.09, 2013, under Florida Outdoors!

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Took a short hike in a park I’d never visited before in Sumter County. Lake Okahumpka Park sits in between Leesburg and Wildwood in north Central Florida. It is clearly created for the nearby The Villages, that houses mostly out of state retirees.

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April 22nd, 2013 – Northwest Florida

by on Apr.22, 2013, under Florida Outdoors!, Swampy's Florida, Various, What's New?

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Found a great sight for a future Swampy’s Florid watercolor painting! See the pitcher plants? Saw a boatload of them at Clear Creek Nature Trail near Milton in the past hour.

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February 16th, 2013: Caricatures and Hiking!

by on Feb.16, 2013, under Caricatures, Cartooning, Florida Outdoors!

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Been drawing caricatures today to help raise funds for Hospice of Marion County, Florida. Here are a few I drew today.

Afterwards, I took a quick stroll over to The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway for a three mile hike. Trying to get a little exercise before a trip to San Antonio, Texas, next week.

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