Friday, March 2, 2012

New paintings

A few paintings have just been finished and I wanted to show them to you.This first painting is based on an evening stroll on the beach and the feeling I had by watching the waves roll in and the sky change colors. The family feeling the water on their feet shows how the beach draws people to it .

Evening Stroll On Plum Island
12x16, oil on linen

This second painting is a scene that appeared on the canvas by working with oil paints and a palette knife. With enough paint and stepping back away from the canvas images seem to form on the canvas (I find linen canvases are much better for this) and it is a great joy to work at defining the scene into a recognizable subject.

Summer Twilight 
12x16, oil on linen