Thursday, April 28, 2022

Driftwood Beach I


This small painting of a section of Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, GA is a study of blues and tans. As calming as this color palette is, there is something surreal, and otherworldly about this whole place. Due to 200 years of erosion the soil became unable to support the trees, which then fell and decayed over time. Sun-bleached and preserved to walk among, photograph, paint, or just enjoy the uniqueness of this place.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

When the Sun Breaks Through

 When the Sun Breaks Through is another beach painting. 8x16 which is that double square format I like quite a lot. The promise of a good day, even though the start of the day is full of clouds. There’s always blue sky somewhere…wait for it. Headed to Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, RI for Artist Members Exhibit Spring 2022. April 30th until June 12th, 2022.

Monday, April 4, 2022

The Pink Shovel and A Complementary Palette


This painting is 12x12 (on canvas) and was painted from direct observation. It’s a few years old but looks fresh to my eyes; the folds of fabric in the long pink sash is a motif I would like to visit again. How would I paint it today? I have a collections of plastic kids beach toys- their bright colors are always fun. 

Note the complementary color palette- always smart to set up some parameters  I can learn from when gathering objects for a still life. The foreground shadow color is a mixture of the green of the shovel with the pinks. The folds in the pink sash are a warm deep red with green undertones.