Friday, December 30, 2011

Wicomico Huntsman oil 6 x 11 SOLD

This the first in a series of Eastern shore hunt scenes.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Skipjack 5 x 7 oil SOLD

Here's a mini skipjack.

The view from my porch. 7 x 5 oil

I seem to be doing a ton of minis at the moment. This was the view one morning a couple of weeks ago. Cold but beautiful.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Flowers In The Rain" (Finished painting)

I am always asked to show a painting from start to finish. Usually this jinxes the painting. This is a bit of a departure for me. Kind of Abstract realism, If that doesn't sound too pretentious!.
Anyway I began with an oil sketch in my sketch book. Then It's straight to work on the board.I used a cool stain ( a do it yourself paynes grey) I don't draw except with a brush and watered down(with gamsol) oil. At this stage I build up a rough tonal painting. I work across the whole painting getting the feel of the flowers and dark -light areas. begin to play around with the rivulets of water on the glass.
These snaps were taken over three sessions. Hopefully you can see the development as I gradually start defining the shapes and adding details.... More to follow as the painting progresses

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Swan" oil 24 x 18

. Lousy title.... I must come up with a better one. Anyway I have just finished this painting. I loved the steely light on the water... really fun to paint. The swan was a bugger because It was mostly in shadow and It was a challenge finding colours that worked. I hope I got there in the end.

" Horses on the Beach" series7 x 5 oil ( and race horses on the Gallops)

This is another in my "Horses on the beach series. I just love painting horses on the beach.

"Pilot Cutter" oil 5 x 7

This is a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter.

Beachcomber 7 x 5 oil

"Beachcomber is actually my favorite model, Patrick my son.
Here's another this mini is called "Little Girl Feeding the Gulls oil 7 x 5

Morning on the Miles SOLD

I thought it was about time I put up some new paintings. This is called "Morning on The Miles"(skipjack) 18 x 24 oil