Thursday, May 29, 2014

More in the Birds of Paradise series

I continue to be amazed by the giant flowers on the white bird of paradise plants that are in my back yard and my neighbor's front yard.   This past winter has taken its toll on those plants and we had to cut them back to almost nothing.  Even though we are just outside their hardiness zone they are now putting out new leaves and coming back strong.  This painting is from a bloom last fall so ripe with life that the red sap oozed out from the flower. 

White Bird Singing in the Light
24 x 36 Oil on Canvas

Friday, May 16, 2014

Trinity Bay Newfoundland

I finished this painting for the upcoming nouveau art show at our gallery themed
"monochromatic".  In reality the rocks on this coast of Trinity Bay in Newfoundland are quite colorful in their own way.  Using only the white, black, and a blue mixed from cerulean and burnt sienna I found I could get a fairly wide variety of shades in the painting.  I am usually all about the color in my work so this was a good exercise to kind of change up my process

Marine Layer, Trinity Bay Newfoundland
Watercolor 14 x 21