“First Plunge Baby VI” is a new 36″ square heavy gallery wrap, ready to hang. I am intrigued by how as soon as they hatch, the little sea turtles climb out of a mound of sand and instinctively make their way to the surf. Such brave little ones. I have been exploring making my brush strokes more impressionistic but deliberate.
“Spring Surf” is a larger 48×36″x 1.5 gallery wrap. My intent for this painting was to have a central cameo of the surf which faded away to soft pastels and ivory.
It started with painting with flexible modeling paste and a palette knife. Then I made a glaze of raw umber and covered the dried plasters, making surf the details of the plaster were enhanced with the 3D textures. Then I made up a jar of unbleached titanium white, zinc white and very light blues and painted over the dried brown undertones.
This painting is available and would look great with your beach decor.
Finally completed this large beach painting, “Golden Reflection” is 60×48″ and a great size for a larger wall. The golden highlights shimmer a bit while you walk by it since the golds are metallic paints. This painting is currently available.
Golden Reflection- 60×48″
detail of metallic golds
“First Plunge Babies” measures 40x30x1.5″. This is part of a series of sea turtle paintings illustrating these baby sea turtles as they take their first trek to the tide immediately after hatching. Their amazing sense of finding the sea and bravely plunging into the salty water captured in an impressionistic piece.
First Plunge Babies
“First Plunge Baby Sea Turtles” is a fun beach painting that measures 36x36x1.5″. As a gallery wrap, no frame is needed. After swimming in the ocean a lot this summer, I have been working on capturing the colors and movements of the tide in an impressionistic style. Being a larger painting, I could physically paint in a similar rhythm of the waves with large fluid strokes. Also I wanted to enhance the color of the water which has more greens.
First Plunge Baby Sea Turtles
“Little Rebel III” is part of the Little Rebel sandpiper paintings. I have always been independent in nature so I relate to this message of the series. I remember my mom getting frustrated with me because I wanted to figure things out on my own.
Always one little piper going in the opposite direction. This original is 30×40″ and is available for purchase. It would be perfect in a beach themed home.
“Waves at Dusk” was recently sold through Archway Gallery in Atlantic Beach. The couple will be moving from the beaches to Virginia and are taking a bit of the local beach with them. I usually ask that a collector send me a photo of my work on the wall so I can see how it looks with their furniture and decor but since it was sold through a gallery, I won’t get to see it on their wall. The painting was 36×24″ gallery wrap but they will be framing it.
Every full moon, a group of friends gather an hour before the moon rises to enjoy the sounds of the ocean tide, drink a cocktail and enjoy our friendships.I have lived at the beaches for 37 years and sometimes realize that I am not seeing enough of it.