Friday, December 05, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I went on a quick tip along the Maine coast..This is at Pemaquid point lighthouse. I was more interested in the old woman with the green jacket, rather than your typical light house paintings...I have to say, I have seen Andrew Wyeth chop the top of this lighthouse with good effect, so I did the same, for compositional interest..The sketch and the painting were done very quickly and effortlessly..I like it..By the way, it was dark, cloudy, and cold at times, despite being on Memorial day!
Monday, April 14, 2014
This is on a late October morning, in 2013. My friend Ian and I went on a boat ride along the Casco bay. In this painting, I wanted to convey a sense of warmth and serenity..The orange is warm and welcoming. The light blue is very relaxing. The trip was very relaxing indeed, except my fingers and toes got so cold that I couldn't move them for a while. Ian promised me another boat ride in exchange for this painting. I gladly accepted.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I used to sketch a lot over there..Sit on the rocks.. I love that part of the world.. Beauty in solitude! I am so happy that the tourists stop at Bar Harbor when they come to Maine..
This started as a loose graded wash with 3 colors..Then I used a sketch from my notebook..I finished the whole thing in less than half an hour..
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Another try..This is on a full sheet of paper..The painting had a great feeling of openness and space, thanks to aerial perspective; however, once I placed the sea weed, it felt crowded. If I did not put the sea weed, I would have not captured that day, with Gabe finding small treasures in between. The aim of my paintings is not to be pretty, but to express beauty in the feelings they trigger. I hope I have achieved that!