8 x 10 inches Oil on canvas board SOLD We had a bet who could bring less stuff, the loser had to do a portrait of the other. I lost in nearly every category: food, clothes, studio, etc! So this was my payment to Gail, knowing she would never sit ... so I told a photo of her and did the painting from it.
Here's some of my paintings I did while I was in Maine with the mackerel on the platter in the center 24 x 18 inches. I'm in the process of framing them now to get to my galleries.
What's better than summer laundry? Just love the shapes of the shadows, the translucent sheets, the vessel to carry the laundry, the autonomous line on a pole rather than between two points .... all good. Go Green!
This duel subject offered an interesting challenge in composition. The foreground rock has intrigue to offset the mystery of the faraway island retreat. I like the intimacy of the scale of this painting.
Beautiful view on Big Wood Island from West Point Beach. Kids had a blast...
This photo of the flat light day was taken off a computer screen, since I didn't have my camera that day while painting. If you notice the keel in the front boat, I adjusted the line because it looked "off" the way it really is - see in the photo? It doesn't seem to line up with the bow! Go figure. Unfortunately in this computer photo, you can't really see the colors in shadows etc. That's a good reason to paint from life!!
Low tide and a dramatic looking rock with beautiful color gradations on it. It has to be a special occasion, due to the uneven footing to set up and stand painting! Mother & ducklings having lessons on fishing all morning.
OK, here's the dinghy that was tied at the stern I mentioned in the previous post to keep it from sashaying around. Luckily I had it down pretty much before the lobsterman returned to dock to put his boat next to it and untied it. There was a bright yellow label on stern and bright blue recycle bin on dock that I left out, because the primary color thing would have really been unbelievable. It made for a pretty good photograph though.
a dingy was untied at one end (that I had tethered to keep in place) leaving it to blow about, which altered my "model"...so I chided the lobsterman and his helper when they came up the ramp past me and my easel plein air set up, "can't get no respect! You moved my subject!" So he kindly asked a bit later if I liked Mackerel...and I gleefully said "YES!" It was a real beauty,
but my Michael said they are Heck to filet and very bloody, so I decided to paint it a few times instead of eating it! Best served in sushi probably if you're going to eat it.. (actually I have a can with red label on it that holds pencils with picture of mackerel on it from years ago). The story just never ends.