Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bay Reflections

After a few days of no painting, I finally sat down in my studio this evening and did something.  My last attempt at painting was nothing but an exercise in frustration, and I'm not sure why I couldn't make it work, but it just wasn't happening.  It's not so much that I care that the painting didn't turn out, but my analytical mind wants to know why.   have been missing my clouds and still haven't lost interest in the reflections.  I went through my reference library and re-examined some of my ocean photos, and pulled a selection to work from.

Here is the first - sparkling late afternoon sunlight reflecting off of Little Narragansett Bay in RI.   Much simplified from the reference photo.  Done in less than 30 min.

"Bay Reflections"
5.5"x 8.5" - 320# sanded paper


  1. Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your daily blog and beautiful photos and paintings. I love nature and your subject matter and your treatment of it speaks to me. I love the above painting - makes me want to dive in!

  2. Hi Kellye,

    Thanks so much for your comments - I really appreciate them! It's wonderful to know that my work resonates with others who appreciate the same things I do.


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