Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ludington Pier

This is my contribution to vertical formats.
It's my favorite lighthouse in Michigan
because of the sharp angle shape and the play
of light on the sides. The black base just adds
to what interests me. I love the worn pier and
pieces that have fallen into the water. It stands
solid through all the storms that have tried to
take it. I've painted it several times because of
the great perspective of the pier and the range of
colors from the surroundings.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Blue Bucket

There is a warning attached with this post. The photo is awful.
I will post it again later when I have a chance to get a decent

This is a beach scene I painted on hot press paper. The effects
are totally different than painting on cold press paper. The
paint tends to sit on top of the paper surface rather than
settling into the rough surface of cold press. So this painting
is more of an experiment than a finished piece.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kauai Coast

This is a very simple memory painting from our visit to Kauai.
There are new paintings coming so stay tuned.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Somewhere, No where

Sometimes I just have to paint something from somewhere
in my mind or imagination. It might take 30 seconds or
5 minutes, just enough to say the brush was wet the colors
were flowing and now I'm done. I've accomplished something.
That's right, I painted.

Monday, November 2, 2009

First on the Scene

As you can see by the paper
texture that this is a very small
piece. However, it is a piece
so lets go with that. This was
going no where until I hit it
2 or 3 times with the
spray bottle. I suppose you
could call it an accident, I call
it the right set of circumstances.