Revising Older Paintings

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

and now:

Creating a series… Surf

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.

Holiday paintings for Gifts

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.

Calf 8x8

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.

Cole at the ShoreCow in field 8x8

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.

Madison Bucky Ernestine 20x16

“Marshy” was a commission for a gift to send to New York.

Marshy 18x12

“Abbey” was painted as a gift to a dear friend. This is her beloved dog and I thought I would surprise her.

Pam puppy