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Ocean Study #7, acrylic painting


The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever – Jacques Cousteau It’s been a long nine weeks working to get my shoulder/neck/arm repaired,  over the last two weeks we’ve seen a lot of … Continue reading

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A Country Road Snow Study, acrylic


We are so lucky to be living in a day where anything we need to grow as an artist can be found on the web.  The information is out there, it’s a matter of taking time to sort through the … Continue reading

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A Frozen Creek, acrylic painting


Why do I love acrylic paints?  Because after spending what seemed like hours, painting a convincing winter village scene, I decided that if I wasn’t convinced no one else would be either, so what to do but throw on a … Continue reading

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Winter Silence, acrylic painting


Oh I know, snow scenes already?  Yes, but it’s that time of year to get started painting a series of scenes so there is enough to choose for our Christmas card. Winter Silence, acrylic (7×5) is my first snow painting … Continue reading

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Three Cloud Studies in Acrylics


I haven’t left painting the sea, but for the moment I’ve been exploring several types of cloud structures and brush strokes to achieve some desired effects – all about learning. Acrylic Cloud Study 1 (11×14):  my goal was to achieve … Continue reading

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Timeless, acrylic painting


This painting was a good lesson learned in so many aspects.  The most basic premise to art is making sure your composition works, so if you could have only seen what this painting started out as (bland sky, cliffs winding … Continue reading

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Ocean Studies: #5 and #6 acrylic paintings


I’m working to further develop technical fundamentals of painting seascapes that has lead me to read a book written about the process that  seascape American painter, Roger W. Curtis (now deceased) used to create his incredible paintings.  95% of the … Continue reading

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The Long View, acrylic painting


The study today was about building distant cloud structures with acrylic paints.  I found a great reference photograph with storm clouds for lots of drama, along with a fantastic long beach that was the distance I was looking to demonstrate. … Continue reading

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Acrylic Painting – Ocean Study 4: A Study based on Winslow Homer’s Weatherbeaten


Winslow Homer, an American artist, loved Maine and many of his paintings originated along the coast   A favorite spot of his was Prouts Neck, a southern peninsula along the coast of Scarborough, Maine – this a place that I’m … Continue reading

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Acrylic Paintings: Ocean Studies 1, 2 and 3


Experimenting has never been more fun ~ this past weekend I decided to set aside oil pastels and try my hand at painting ocean scenes using acrylic paints.  These scenes are studies that I plan to paint each week as … Continue reading

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