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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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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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Thursday’s Drawing – Strands of Silk, final


Here she is, my final second seascape in graphite and again I’m amazed at how rich a seascape can be developed with this medium. Strands of Silk (6×9) was drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using graphite pencils 4H, 2H, HB, … Continue reading

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Peaceful Seaside, Oil Pastel


It’s summertime and nothing creates more sense of peace for me than a view of the sea.  I have many wonderful memories of our early years in Maine that are of beautiful beach scenes.  Every year at this time while it’s steaming hot in … Continue reading

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Rolling


Watching bulky waves rolling into shore, is a perfect pastime for me.  These types of waves are fascinating, mesmerizing gifts that the ocean gives to passerby’s every day.  Then when the sun hits these gorgeous thick waves just right a … Continue reading

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