Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Bog Field" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

This landscape was painted a week or two ago at my favorite cranberry bog in Carlisle, MA. I used some artistic license to punch up the color of the purples and greens to add a bit more interest. Landscapes are really challenging as you have so much information in front of you and need to figure out what details to capture and what to simply leave out…a real balancing act for sure.

For those who live in the area, be sure to stop by Art on Main on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 5 – 8 p.m. We’re having our monthly “Wine and Nibbles” open house. Bob Frank, a wonderful watercolorist, is our featured guest artist for the month of September.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Kennebunkport II - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

I started this painting in Kennebunkport, ME while on vacation a few weeks ago. It was my second painting that day so I ran out of steam about halfway... the lure of the beach was too strong. So, while gallery sitting at Art on Main today, I finished up using a reference photo and some good, old-fashioned imagination.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"Ocean Dip" - 16 x 16 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

This painting is based on a few photos I snapped while vacationing in Kennebunkport, Maine I was standing on an outcropping and had a perfect view of this yellow lab as he swam back and forth to retrieve a stick that his owner kept throwing for him.

To start, I coated the canvas with a wash of orange. I specifically chose orange since the painting was primarily blue. As complementary colors, those bits of orange really make the blue glow.