Monday, April 18, 2011

Stone Crab on Ice

This one look  fairly good in the photo, but still lacks a punch from across the room. Maybe a better shadow between the crab claws and the ice will do the trick. Now the question is, warm or cool?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Wind Boats
 This painting, I have attempted twice in different formats. Each time, it has been a struggle. I have discovered cerulean blue (red shade). This color should help me with the skies in Florida in the future. The boats were difficult. I thought the shapes of color would be a snap. Again, I was having trouble with the blues. A wash of red on the small sail helped push it behind the other sail.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This is an example that a painting can be easy. The hardest part of this one was knowing when to stop. I am particularly pleased with the difference in the water in the middle and the foreground. Bodies of water often have varying kinds of movement.

I paid very close attention to detail of the birds right down to the angle of the legs. Although the birds are dark the shapes show the different stances each bird takes.

This painting can be located on the Naples beach. People in my booth this last Saturday were discussing it's location.