Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cruising with Gouache

Our spring-break this year was a wonderful, southern caribbean cruise. I knew there would be lots of subjects I’d like painting, but not a lot of time and bringing oil paints was not practical for going on and off a cruise ship. I don’t have much experience with gouache, so I thought this was a good opportunity. An opaque form of watercolor, it allows you to rework and paint over areas.

Here’s some of what I did. I used a 7" x 10" watercolor pad. Each of these took about a half hour.

Palm studies and a view from the deck of Fort de France bay on Martinique.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

For Mackinac Island

Continuing winter studio work for the coming summer season in Michigan. These two are headed to Mackinac's Little Gallery on Mackinac Island.

Side By Side, oil, 14" x 16"
Harbor View, oil, 8" x 8"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Shipped to Hawaii

Here's some new and touched up work from my last trip to Maui that were just shipped to Village Galleries in Lahaina. I'm making plans now for another trip in the Fall.

Morning stroll, oil, 8" x 8"
Sailing along the shore, oil, 12" x 9"
Between the Islands, oil, 12" x 16"
Canoes on the beach, oil, 11" x 14"


Monday, February 27, 2017

Winter work

It's easy to get out of the habit of posting when you are busy. Busy with work (I’m still a part-time graphic designer), family, travel, and all of the other necessities of life.

I have been painting a lot though. Large paintings, studies, and finishing past starts. Here’s a study for a commission I’m about to begin of the Michigan shore and plein air start from last summer that I couldn’t complete at the time because of an impending storm.

More coming soon.

View from Arcadia, oil on paper,
8" x 6"

Storm over the Bay, oil 9" x 12"