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"Sepiessa Point"

“Sepiessa Point”

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

A short walk on a sun filled day and I found myself contemplating the edge of West Tisbury Great Pond. Around the next bend came a Great Blue Heron hovering 3 feet above the edge. My lens cap was on my camera and I missed a very close up shot. Well, the back drop wasn’t half bad and that is what this painting is all about. (And don’t mention lens caps to me!)…

"Ship To Shore"

“Ship To Shore”

“Ship to Shore”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $595.00 USD

This was out at Quansoo beach. The Tisbury Great Pond was so full of storm wash-over seawater, rain and snow runoff that the parking lot was almost totally submerged. The water to the left of the pond skiff was covering a parking area. The skiff was on top of the creek bank, not in the creek. And I was in my van out of the wind and with dry feet. In the near future, a bucket-loader will rumble down the beach to dig a trench from pond to sea. Pond water level will drop at least 2 or 3 feet and become tidal until the opening is closed again by the sea filling it with sand. It was last opened in January and stayed that way for most of a month…

"Between Bridges"

“Between Bridges”

“Between Bridges”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $595.00 USD

I thought I wouldn’t paint today, as I hadn’t settled on an appropriate view and sun was about down. I had no one behind me when I reached this stretch of road and beach between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. I slowed way down, stopped, took one photo and turned right around and came back to this vantage point. It is maybe 8 feet more above sea level than any other part along the beach section of the road, and every foot counts when trying to get an over view of Sengekontacket Pond. Even though time was short, I knew I could block this image in and finish from memory back in the studio. And then, suddenly, drama happened! The sky streaked orange and the sun tried to pop out under the cloud bank…

"Tea Lane Farm"

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

I pass this scene in winter many times during the week. The Little Bluestem Grasses in the field turn a golden orange during the cold months. Sun hitting it late in the day gives it an extra boost of color against the bleaker landscape. Today I stopped to finally paint the view and was excited at how easily it all fell into place. But then I had been composing it in my mind each and everytime as I drove by…

"Lightening Up"

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

This was the tail end of the storm, a true Nor’easter. The wind was gusting to at least 50. Even inside the car painting, it was rocking. I made a sketch and some mental notes, but had to finish in the studio. I wanted to capture the low light before darkness. That always creates a problem because it does get dark fast then…

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"I Was Right There"

“I Was Right There”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $595.00 US

The sun started to come out. It was 58 degrees. I was out of the wind, and it is December…