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Seeking Solitude – a graphite drawing


“I step onto the path and as my feet sink into the first grains of sand I can feel the salty sea breeze hit my face, the smell of the sea water and screeching call of the gulls – it’s … Continue reading

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Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth, Maine – a charcoal drawing


“Weary sailors search the horizon for a glimpse of light, the beacon that will take them home.  It’s been a long, cold and rough journey at sea as they long to set foot on land again ~ families wait anxiously … Continue reading

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Magic Hour – charcoal drawing


“The sounds of sea breezes, waves coming ashore and seagulls squawking overhead slowly fade away; I look to the horizon and wait for the brilliance of a setting sun.  There is magic in this hour ~ “  by Mary Magic … Continue reading

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Cove View – graphite/charcoal drawing


“It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white … A black and white, if properly balanced, suggests colour. ”  – Winslow Homer Cove View, a charcoal/graphite drawing (8×10) was produced on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  … Continue reading

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Sunset at Scarborough, oil pastel


“It’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.” – Andrew Wyeth During our recent trip back East we arrived at Scarborough beach in Maine just as the sun was quickly setting.  We hadn’t much … Continue reading

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Sand Dunes, acrylic painting


“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”  –  Pablo Picasso This painting was started one year ago as a sunset beach scene, it was put aside because I couldn’t see where it was going.  I almost tossed it … Continue reading

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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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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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Surging, acrylic painting


There is something so humbling about working with a new medium, it lets you know right where you stand!  For me at the beginning of the learning process ~ especially when painting a wave rushing toward the shoreline after a … Continue reading

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