August 2012

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"Home From Cuttyhunk"

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

I was not scouting for a particular view when I started out today. In my van by this beach path watching terns dive for their dinner, I wondered if the fishing would be good. Opening the tail gate to grab my fishing rod, I got my paints out instead. As I began painting, every 15 or 20 minutes another sailboat would come through the passage between the far islands and pose for me…

"Twilight"

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

I always think of twilight as the beginning of the space of dreams. What did happen. What should have happened. What could happen. What will happen…

"Chilmark Country"

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

I pulled over to make a cell phone call. As I talked, I became entranced by this sunny view. I enjoyed the scenery for another 2 hours routed to this spot…

"Making Landfall"

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

A quiet evening with a few sails returning from the sea…

"Breakwater"

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

I have been scouting the shadows on this beach for a few months, yet never seem to arrive early enough in good weather to catch them. Perfect day today, wind, sky, and sun were just right, as was my timing…

"Sun And Rain"

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

I had to stay in my van to paint this view. The sun was over there, but the rain was over here…

"Bittersweet Farm"

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

I have always wanted to do a painting of Bittersweet Farm since I was little and use to ride my bicycle past it in the summers. This gable end faces toward the road and makes it seem massive even from a distance. I believe it was built as a dairy barn and now is in use as a horse barn. It has a nice feeling there and I hope to return to create a few more paintings over the next year…

"Up The Dune"

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

Spotting this thundercloud while driving from east to west, or as we would say, going up-island, I tried to imagine a fun foreground to paint with the impending storm beyond it. A half hour later found me here in the dunes. As this was earlier in the day than I am use to painting, I was unsure of the shadows I would find. A cone shaped dune gave me no complaints in that department…

"South Beach To Squibby"

“South Beach to Squibby”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

Except for the clouds, it was a calm gentle evening. The sunset did not amount to much, but this southeasterly view caught all the subtle colors…

"Foggy Shore"

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

The fog was coming in as I painted. It gave me just enough time to get all the details done before it got too overcast to finish. I always enjoy a good challenge…