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"Sunset Squall"

“Sunset Squall”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I had no ideas of painting the ferry when I pulled up to the dock to check the harbor, weather and wind direction. But, there it was, begging for a portrait. Knowing it was halfway unloaded and I would only have it for 10 more minutes before departure I worked at fever pitch. Looking up I saw this slight glow on the belly of the squall line coming in. The next minute it was a full blown glow made more so by the dark of the impending squall. The boat set off as rain began sprinkling down. I moved to a nearby porch to finish up in the quickly fading light…

"By the Black Dog"

“By the Black Dog”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

Ferries come and ferries go. This one caught my attention at the end of the day. It comes into the harbor, but has to turn around before it docks. For the artist, this means that it stays in one place long enough to paint it…

"Beach Walk and Ferry"

“Beach Walk and Ferry”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

Another good place in bad weather or inclement health to stay in the van and paint from. Anything could sail, motor or, in this case, walk by to make it so much more interesting. That’s the beauty of being out on location. I may make my plans for what I am going to paint, but the universe may step in at any moment and one up me!…

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"Tip of the Chop"

“Tip of the Chop”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

With the wind from the SE gusting to 36 mph from my right and the temperature hovering near 60, it was a charm being out there. And it was pure luck that this painting came back with no sand on it. Gratefully, it had rained and the sand hugged the ground without lofting. Some days things look bad but they all work out just right…