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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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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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Pea Island, oil pastel


“Pea Island is an island which is part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina” per Wikipedia ~ that’s the location of my latest oil pastel subject. Pea Island, an oil pastel (7×15) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes pastel … Continue reading

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Dancing Dune Grass, oil pastel


A long weekend coming up?  Do you need a place to go?  How about being transported to the beach .  .  . Dancing Dune Grass, an oil pastel (5×7) was meant to do just that.  This oil pastel was painted … Continue reading

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The Curl, oil pastel


It’s great to be back and looking forward to finishing out the year.  I’ll be staying with marine/beach theme for a while longer as I continue to work out how to effectively paint sand, sand dunes and grass with oil … Continue reading

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Private Beach Path, oil pastel


Today it’s time to go to the beach and in this case, it’s private and you’re my guest .  .  . Private Beach Path, an oil pastel (9×12) was painted on cream tinted Mi-Teintes Pastel paper with mostly Senneliers, Mungyo-Gallery … Continue reading

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Ever Feel “Runners High” When You’re Creating?


I originally wrote a post about this topic in January 31, 2013, Ever Feel “Runners High” When You’re Creating? mainly because the subject fascinated me and I was convinced no matter what a persons method of creativity – sculpture, photographer, … Continue reading

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Thursday Drawing – Grand Slam #1


Today I was finally able to start on my new Thursdays Drawing, as revealed earlier last week in a sketch. Grand Slam – #1 (9×12) is being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum.  I finally decided to use three types of … Continue reading

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