January 2012

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"The Old Brickyard"

“The Old Brickyard”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

The Brickyard still has bits and pieces of its past strewn about. The smokestack is in danger of collapse. Yet it is the most memorable and visible remainder of times past. I wander down the dirt path towards it with images of my past visits in my mind. But I was unprepared for winter sun’s late, warm reddish light glancing off the edge of the chimney as I turned the last corner on at woods end. I positioned myself upon a western slope to capture this view as the sun went down…

"January Dune"

“January Dune”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

Rain poured on and off all day. I caught this view while painting from my van between storms, from behind the dunes at South Beach. The rain intensified the colors of the dried grass and the leafless branches of the rosa rugosa. The dark storm clouds added to the drama of the day…

"Pond Path"

“Pond Path”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

I scouted this spot weeks ago, but hadn’t found a good and sunny day to come back until now. This is along the edge of a finger of Tisbury Great Pond at Sepiessa in West Tisbury…

"Cranberry Bog"

“Cranberry Bog”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I painted here in late afternoon light over two years ago. Driving by the other day, I couldn’t resist creating it again in morning light with the tree shadows rippling across the drive…

"Hither And Yon"

“Hither and Yon”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

This was a bundled up, gloves mandatory painting. It was kind of like working inside a super large walk-in refrigerator with a landscape at the far end, but they forgot to turn off the fan. The lights were on a timer and the beer and wine were all sold out. Nothing else to do but paint the landscape…

"Reflecting Pool"

“Reflecting Pool”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

In winter, the beach is always changing. Sand comes in and piles way up above dunes and rock. Sand goes out and bares rock and clay. This visit it was beginning to hauling sand back out. A shelf had built up at the low tide zone and had caught a reflecting pool as the tide finished its course from high to low…

"South West"

“South West”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel.$550.00 USD

Fifty feet above the ocean at sunset may be a glorious view. This night it was. The breeze held off until just after the sun went down. The clouds turned blue to purple to gray. I left when I could see no more to find a color…

"Out Of Service"

“Out Of Service”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

Sometimes I go out to paint a subject I have seen before, but come back with a completely different composition. I haven’t left the sky out of an image recently and I like the low view angle with not even the top of the horizon showing…

"The Edge Of Evening"

“The Edge of Evening”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel.This painting has SOLD.

It was close to sunset and I was on the beach road with water on both sides and a full dome of sky overhead. Going from a mostly cloudy day to lots of light at sundown made me think I had more time in which to work. This was the beginning of a fabulous sundown. It was hard not to change my colors as sky became on fire with setting sunrays…

"Awash Behind The Dunes"

“Awash Behind The Dunes”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. USD $550.00

This creek behind these dunes is where I sometimes catch blue claw crabs. I began this painting 2 weeks ago. When I went back to finish it the meadow in the foreground was completely submerged with water. Usually by this time the ponds connected by the creek have been opened to the sea and the levels are much lower. I was glad I began this when I did…

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