The longer you work at your craft the better every painting becomes. Of course, you learn something with each work and so a painting you did several years ago, may use a fresh look and revisions.￼ Recently I made revisions on for older paintings and I’m much happier with the results now. Here’s the before
Over the years of painting I’ve discovered that working on a series really helps with exploration and taking risks.￼ I like to do several very similar paintings in different sizes and different shapes while exploring an idea. This allows for experimentation and going beyond your comfort level …since you’ve already￼ worked on your original idea.￼￼
After being immersed in my highly texture fish series, which were done on very horizontal skinny gallery wraps and also being inspired by watching the surf when i get to the beach, I thought that these long skinny panels would work well.
36×12″ canvases worked perfectly. Also on this series i wanted to use heavy metallic golds and thick modeling plaster fir drama and interest.
I also did some smalls and mini surf paintings.
This small 8×8 cow painting was requested by a friend to paint for her niece. 3 days before Christmas. No pressure? I painted two cows for her.
This is a painting of my grandson who is 19 months old and resides in England. I surprised the kids with this painting inspired by a photo they shot of him at the Dover Shore, splashing in his yellow wellies.
My friends, the Cummings, who have three awesome dogs will be moving in a year and I wanted to create a painting of their fur babies on the beach.
“Marshy” was a commission for a gift to send to New York.
“Abbey” was painted as a gift to a dear friend. This is her beloved dog and I thought I would surprise her.