Ocean fish paintings

After my botanical series, I wanted to get back into the sea and work on an ocean fishes series. (also including other fishing landscapes). Possibly there are fishermen in your life that would love to have a painting with fish?

These are small accent paintings with texture, thick paints, splatters and impressionistic styling. Because of the semi abstract nature of the work, I can really stretch my imagination and add colors as i create…..Fun!!! Most gallery wraps are 10×20″ and 12×24″ in this series.

Hook one up before they swim away.

The beach as inspiration

Last summer I started riding my scooter out early in the morning to watch the sunrise on the beach several times a week. The skies changed every few minutes and nature provides skies that are absolutely glorious.

Now that it’s getting cooler it’s more of a challenge to bundle up but I’m always happy once I’m there. It really changes how you feel when you witness the changing sky, the smell of the salt air, the sound of the waves and the birds peeping along the shore.

I thought some of my photos of the sunrise would be lovely limited edition prints.

Printed on archival art papers and framed. On demand.

More Botanical paintings

I have been having so much fun with this series of beneficial insects. I find that there are more free-form ideas and color combinations. Each time I do a small one, I tried a different technique… so they’re rather fun and good opportunity for exploration.

“Butterfly Life” is 30×30″ with a lot of carved sculptural elements. It will be advertised on my website.

Also doing some small 6″ gallery wrap paintings. They make great gifts.

I dont advertise my little gallery wrap paintings but have them for sale at various shops and galleries. If you are ever interested in any work that you see in my blog, please feel free to chat with me about it.

From sketches to paint on canvas

I have been working on a project commission by a company in England all summer and creating new works . Each needed be approved by the author and the publisher. The author would give me ideas on what she wanted in the scene and I created several sketches before starting any work. For instance, she wanted a Jamaican mermaid sitting next to a treasure chest with coins floating and jewels all around…representing abundance. She wanted pearls in her hair and golden light shining down the water around her. 

This is the sketch that was approved.

Here is the final painting 48×36″ and will be available for sale during the international launching of the collectible cards in Spring of 2020.

Its been a very intense summer as I had many paintings to complete by an October date. It actually consumed me as I worked long hours and sometimes even evenings. Its good to have the project nearly completed.