Friday, November 5, 2010
. I watched this scene unfold on a recent sail. There were two enormous Greater Black backed gulls guarding a large "Blue fish" carcass, when all of a sudden an Osprey grabbed the prize and flew off with the larger birds in hot pursuit.
In some ways I was terribly unlucky with the weather in England on my recent visit. We had storm after storm. although I was unprepared for the cold, and the rain, I loved the constant drama. I spent many hours wandering up and down the beach.What a 'whinging Pom" I've become! England was great, who cares about the occasional storm, when you get to eat the best Indian food, and the beer's Great!!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I saw these on a recent visit to England. I spent the week chasing the local Oystercatchers along the beach. This was just before sunset. The light was gorgeous. Beautiful golden pink light reflected on the water's surface.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Patrick features in so many of my paintings these days. He's madly keen on pond and Creek dipping.It's hot work and my painting shows him taking a well earned "Freeze-pop" break. I think the giant blue bucket was a little ambitious considering he was catching minnows.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
It's so hard to start posting again. It's been so long. I apologize to all the visitors who have been unable to see new paintings and I assure everyone that I am still alive and painting!
This was a fun commission, except that I wasn't able to find any Charolais cattle on the Eastern shore of Maryland. Luckily my sister came to the rescue. I found a breeding center in Sussex UK. She and her boyfriend spent a fun day with the farmer driving around the herd on a tractor. She then sent me some terrific reference. Not exactly how I like to work but It did the job.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I saw this waterman in November. He was working the entrance to st Michaels harbour. We were taking friends out during the Waterfowl fest. By mid November all the pleasure boats have retired for the winter and the bay is left to the Waterman.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I see this snag on my morning walk everyday. Often there is a heron perched on the snag. I have also seen kingfishers, egrets and eagles on the snag. I love it when the morning sunlight illuminates the branches.
I have also Included the painting In It's early stage.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I have just finished this painting of Selina 11 out on the Bay last summer. It was one of those paintings that needed to be pared down.Not much detail, just colour and hopefully atmosphere. This is a sight you can see all summer long. Selina a large catboat) was built in 1911 and is docked in St Michaels harbour. She is always on the river taking out tourists. The Miles river would seem naked without her and the old Skipjack" The Herman Krantz plying their trade.