Saturday, June 11, 2016

Shrimpboat Number 2

Here is number two in the series of small shrimpboat paintings that I have been working on lately.   It is another example of the interesting dock situations that exist here on our working waterfront.  The temptation to put in all the rigging on the boat was strong but I have left only main elements here for clarity of shape in case you were wondering where all the lines and cables went.

In before the Storm
8 x 8 Oil  on Canvas 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Shrimp Boat on the Amelia River

I recently found a stash of 8 x 8 canvases in my studio and have been enjoying painting in that smaller format for a while now.  I like to work on multiple paintings at the same time so that there is always some work that can be done while others are drying between sessions.  This painting of a shrimp boat is the latest in that small format series, and is the first of two that I have completed recently.  It is currently available at the Island Art Association gallery.

This is only the third time I have painted one of these iconic boats that grace our riverfront but I have been sketching and photographing them regularly since we moved here.  They all seem to have unique characters and "interesting" dock situations. 

Shrimp Boat on the Amelia River
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Still Life Show at ACT

The Amelia Community Theater (ACT) will have a show, Still Life,  in their lobby during the run of their production of Arsenic and Old Lace, June 9 through 25.  These two paintings will be hanging in that show. 

Parrot Tulips in the Green Vase
36 x 20 Oil on Canvas

Orchid Dance
16 x 20 Watercolor on Fabriano Paper