Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sand Patterns

"Sand Patterns"
20" x 16" oil on panel

More Shells! I can't get enough 
of these beach beauties!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Sea Treasure

"Sea Treasure"
12" x 8" oil on panel

Another painting in my sea shell series. This 
was done mostly with a palette knife. I decided 
to try and complete it it one day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Starfish With Glass

"Starfish With Glass"
11" x 14" oil on panel

I lived for 15 years in Orange County, California and I 
came to love the ocean and the beach! I have 
huge collection of sea shells that I have 
collected over the years. 

The Glass balls are from a glass factory in 
Caracas, Venezuela. The fishermen used 
them as floats in their fishing nets. I purchased 
them when I was visiting there.

Ocean Echo

"Ocean Echo"
12" x 12" oil  on panel

I put the glass ball near the conch shell because it 
reminds me of the ocean bubbles on the leading 
edge of the beach surf; an echo of sorts.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Silver Bowl With Apples

"Silver Bowl With Apples"
10" x 20" oil on wood

I used a palette knife on this painting.

The still life was set up to have two 
different light sources - a cool light coming 
from the left (notice the blue highlights 
on the shadow side of the apples) and a 
brighter, warmer light from the right.

In some areas I used a few brush
strokes to transition the colors.