Tag Archives: Sea

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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Air Dancing Gulls, graphite drawing


When we lived in Maine there were probably more “atmospheric” days than not – with gray skies and heavy fog out at sea.  This scene reminded me of those times, the air cold with a moist dense fog and seagulls … Continue reading

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The Sea, graphite drawing


This particular scene wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for my next drawing – a beautiful floral was picked out.  But then I saw an amazing photograph that my friend, John Warren, had on pmp and I couldn’t resist.  … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Drawing: Feeding, a Pictorial of the Drawing


Once again I am slowly making my way back to creating and blogging.  This coming week I will be in jury duty, hopefully for only a day, and then I should be back to my normal routine – I’m looking … 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’s Drawing – Storm Clouds, final


The final stage of Thursday’s drawing project is where drama of moving clouds took center stage and the change from week two to today was dramatic.  I loved working this piece .  .  . Storm Clouds, charcoal (9×12) was drawn … Continue reading

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Fish Net Dance – charcoal


A quick and simple seascape drawing of a young boy casting a net for the daily catch – the peaceful idyllic scene was something that spoke to me. Fish Net Dance, charcoal (8×5) was done on Strathmore Sketch paper using … Continue reading

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Morning View, oil pastel


Morning View, an oil pastel painting (5×10) is of an empty harbor during winter months.  The image I based this painting off of reminded me of how quiet Maine would get every winter after summer visitors would leave for the … Continue reading

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Rough Sea, study for larger painting


From time-to-time artists will paint a study to help them prepare and resolve any issues a the scene for a larger-sized painting.  This allows them to check the composition, colors and values before moving forward. This is an 8×10 study … Continue reading

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