Tuesday, August 25, 2020

NEW Red Inn wood prints

As an experiment, I ordered wood prints of these two paintings from Fine Art America. I wasn't expecting that you would be able to see the natural wood grain underneath the image, but it came out looking kind of cool, especially on the beach. These went up for sale at The Red Inn in Provincetown back in June. I learned that both wood prints have sold so I guess others liked them too.

You can order these wood prints for yourself through the FAA website. 

The view from the road is here:


The view from the sea is here:


Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Back Bay Reflections

Back Bay Reflections
60" x 48"
Oil with palette knives on canvas

This painting is my first big undertaking since starting my career as a full time artist in January. Here is a photo of me before I began painting so you can get a sense of the size of the canvas. Those print outs taped to the canvas are my reference photos. I also had it on my iPad while working.

This painting took about 22 sessions of about 3-4 hours each. I painted while at the Artists Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place since we have such a nice big space to work there. During the pandemic closure, I painted with the doors locked so it was a nice quiet place to work. I finally finished it this month but I took photos along the way and created this slideshow that shows my day by day progress.

Here are a few close up details.

I chose the title "Back Bay Reflections," a recommendation from my friend Danielle, as this is where I used to work in Boston before I retired from my graphic design job of 30 years. So the title has both a literal and personal meaning.

Friday, August 7, 2020

More aerial fun

Aqua Marine
24" x 18"
Oil with palette knives on Blick Studio Artist Board

I found more aerial mages on Unsplash.com and got inspired to paint this one. Mixing all of these beautiful blue and green colors was so satiisfying. I took some close ups so you can see the texture and that there are actually tiny people swimming and snorkeling in the water. Wouldn't you love to be here right now?

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