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My newest #Florida painting – ‘Playing along the Oklawaha at Fort McCoy’ – April 1st, 2016

by on Apr.01, 2016, under Florida Outdoors!, Illusration

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Here’s my newest painting. The setting is the Oklawaha River from a photograph I took.
Eventually to be available as a print.
 
Here’s where some prints are available to purchase now:
http://store.theknowledgeexchange.com/collections/swampys-prints

http://store.theknowledgeexchange.com/collections/swampys-prints

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Ocklawaha Painting in Process! – March 22nd, 2016

by on Mar.22, 2016, under Illusration

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Thought I would post an update to the painting I’m working on. Computer still extremely clunky. Freezing about every half hour. A bit hard right now to post as I usually do.
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I Gave a Talk of #Florida water Monday night & got Eggs! – March 8th, 2016

by on Mar.08, 2016, under What's New?

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Spoke to a group about water issues in Florida last night and was awarded for it by being given a carton of fresh chicken eggs from the Wilson family! Thank you, Donna Dollar Wilson, Ed Wilson and your chickens!
 
My talk was about where our water in #Florida comes from, what endangers it, sinkholes, the humongous cost to taxpayers to fix damage done by others and the problem of massive “infrastructure” construction. The latter being a part of the former.
 
I invited them (Including being sure each had a brochure) and all of you to come to our Florida SpringsFest to learn more about our state’s water and have fun doing it! I’ll be there at Florida’s Silver Springs State Park March 19th and 20th with my Swampy’s Florida! Hope to see you all there!
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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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February 14th, 2015 – Valentine’s Day Handrawn cards at Silver Springs State PArk

by on Feb.14, 2015, under Cartooning, Florida Attractions

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I spent the day at Silver Springs State Park hand drawing and painting Valentine’s cards for a special price. While there I also promoted our Silver Springs Festival and Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology. I, as usual, fumbled trying to sell cards and went about cheerleading what I was promoting. Finally, folks got wise they were missing out on a great deal involving Valentine’s Day cards and I was put to the test to knock out many as the day closed. Notice it is nearly dark in one photo.

 

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January 6th, 2015 – Frogs in air-space!

by on Jan.06, 2015, under Illusration

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Here’s my latest watercolor painting of frogs and Florida history. This is a frog in the place of aviator Tony Jannus, who is regarded as the pilot of the first scheduled airline in the world. This occurred over Tampa Bay in 1914. The passenger was a former St Petersburg mayor who won an auction to be the first passenger for $400.

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October 8th, 2014 – Happy World Octopus Day! #Inktober

by on Oct.08, 2014, under Cartooning

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Here’s the inked art for #Inktober today!

Here’s part of the Swampy’s Florida post:
Swampy says Happy World Octopus Day!
More about the legend of the St Augustine Monster:  http://swampysflorida.com/?p=11318

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On the #drawing board: Start of a mural of Cracker Florida!

by on Sep.15, 2014, under Cartooning

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This is just a small sample of a twenty foot wide mural I’m starting on. This part is of a stream with a cypress tree. In the stream is a bear and bunny making there way along. The mural also includes a Cracker-style home, a Florida panther cooking and, of course, an alligator – playing a banjo. I’ll add updates as I go along.

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June 11th, 2014 – Today on the drawing board: Pencils of cartoon illustration for musician’s t-shirt.

by on Jun.11, 2014, under Cartooning

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Here’s are the pencils for a proposed t-shirt design for a musician. It goes in for approval and let’s see what happens. If i can, I’ll try to post the final art as it comes along.

I ordinarily would include the background, but in this is for a t-shirt, simplicity is important. It might still be added. I do get into other details from chickens to fish. I’m likely to really tone those down quite a bit when inked.

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Today on the drawing board: Travelin’ caricature in the process!

by on Jun.03, 2014, under Caricatures

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This couple from South Carolina have requested a larger illustration than I usually do. 16″ x 20″. They provided a good list of activities they are or will be involved in. I added the majority in to the drawing.

I’ve prepped the art and it’s ready for watercolor. I’ll get to painting it soon and post it here.

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