Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Painting Florida



I'm usually planning a trip to Florida in January.  That isn't happening this year.  So I imagined myself there painting these two from photos from previous years.

Above is from a walk at the Lake Kissimmee State Park.  It is painted on Yupo paper with watercolor and gouache.

 Below is from a walk in Cedar Key.




 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

My Most Recent Camping Trip

11x14 inch oil

 I just finished this painting from a photograph from my most recent camping trip, which was in 2018...hard to believe it has been so long. This was a view from the third of three nights in the Beardslee Islands in Glacier Bay. Below are some small watercolors that I did on the trip.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Big Clouds

14x11 inch oil

This is a recent painting from a photograph I took in 2018. 

Below are two watercolors painted in 2018.  Both are about 7x5 inches.

The photo was taken at the Gustavus beach.  In all three paintings, I have not placed trees where they actually were.  In most of my Gustavus work, I do try to depict a certain place.  Our landscape is rapidly changing, and I hope others appreciate in my paintings what they remember of the environment from only a few years ago.


 

 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Summer Magic


6x6 oil




 
I used a photo for reference for the sky on this one and memory for the land mass and trees, remembering a campsite in the Beardsley Islands in Glacier Bay.  This was painted on museum mat board that was prepared with several coats of gesso.