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Sunday, April 29, 2018

In The Still Of The Fog

"In The Still Of The Fog"
20" x 16" Oil on canvas

Boats of all kinds intrigue me. This scene was so still and calm in the hazy fog. I loved how the boat and masts were old and worn but the fishing buoys looked so lively in the reflective water. I struggled with how to make the fine lines of the ropes and the hazy fog behind without defining everything. This was a perfect one to learn with in Doug's class.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Oil on canvas    16" x 20"

I found this photo reference very intriguing, a view of the natural aging process. Even with age we can stand tall beside others that are slowly getting closer to the earth.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Five At Rest

"Five At Rest"
Oil on canvas   16" x 20"
Mexico was once again the inspiration for this painting. I loved how the boats all snuggled up together and bobbed up and down like nodding heads in the small waves. These boats were taken out early in the morning to catch fish, returned and cleaned up ready for the evening or next morning. I have no idea how old these boats are but they were very well looked after.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

After Breakfast

"After Breakfast"
Oil on canvas   20" x 16"

This painting is based on a photo I took while vacationing in Mexico. The fishermen had brought their haul in, fed the birds what they did not want or need, cleaned their catch and boat and set the boat back out in the water. These birds looked like they were not going to miss the next outing.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

A Chicken Named Duck

"A Chicken Named Duck"
12" x 12" Oil on canvas with 1 1/2" painted sides

This is a painting I did in Doug's class. He was busy working with others when I asked for his help and he said "I'll be right there to help you with your duck", loved it and voila this painting is named. I found I was being tentative, detailed with mid-tones so Doug smudged away all that detail and added bigger brush strokes for me to work with. I am happy with my "Duck"