“Sailing Away”

“Sailing Away” is a small original acrylic painting on 8 x 8 x 1 inch stretched canvas. The painting wraps around the edges of the canvas. It’s a very tranquil and relaxing scene. Unframed. Signed by the artist.

“Sunset on the Open Sea”

“Sunset on the Open Sea” is the first of some smaller paintings I will be working on. This piece is painted on an 8 x 8 inch stretched canvas. This painting depicts a view looking out over a blue ocean as the sun sets on the horizon. SOLD.

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“Gathering Storm”

“Gathering Storm” was an interesting journey. I hadn’t created anything since “The Promise of Rain”. I was experiencing the return of my depression and as a result, found myself unmotivated to do much of anything, including paint.

I finally sat down after a few weeks to try painting again. After several failed attempts, two half started canvases and much frustration, I stepped back for a few days to regroup. I decided I was trying too hard to push myself into creating. I needed to relax and just let it happen.

Grabbing one of the half painted canvas, I painted over everything with white and started over. The first thing I did was paint a blue sky while my brain mulled over the possibilities. Deciding that I wanted an ocean, that was the next addition. Moving on to the clouds, I found myself creating dark skies instead of sunny. It felt right, so I worked on purple and blue storm clouds with a full moon shining on the horizon, as if the storm was moving in. Adding purples to the surface of the blue water reflected the coming darkness. I painted in wisps of cloud over the moonlit horizon and moonlight reflections on the water.

Not wanting to add a sandy beach to the scene, I decided to do a rocky shore instead. Now I had not tackled rocks yet except on an alien landscape in “Red Planet”. So, I took my time with the rocks, trying to get the angle of the light and shadows right using gray and purple tones. It took awhile, but I’m pleased with the result.

Acrylic painting on 16 x 20 inch stretched canvas.

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“Paradise Cove”

“Paradise Cove” was conceived from my desire to escape the Midwest summer heat and stress of everyday life. I imagined how wonderful is would be to relax on a quiet tropical island, with a cool ocean breeze and the sound of the waves. There would be all colors of tropical flowers and shady palm trees. The cove would have a shallow sandy beach so that you could walk out into the clear waters of the lagoon. The original painting measures 12 x 16.

Original painting is sold.

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"Mysterious Island"

It has been several months since my last painting. The holidays have come and gone, and we have entered a brand new year. Time to get busy again!

This new painting came into being as most of my work begins. Every time I try to plan a painting, I lay down the foundations and end up washing over it in frustration. Then when the paint dries, the underlying shapes form a completely unique image that sparks an idea that I can build on.

“Mysterious Island” started with the sky and sea, painted in an impressionistic style. The underlying shape of the island in the right foreground was already underneath, so I built upon it, creating a mountain in the background. I started the beach, then painted the trees and plants on the shore. By now the left side of the painting was looking a bit lonely, so another island in the distance seemed appropriate.

At this point, I became stuck. I needed input. After posting it on Facebook in a painting group and consulting family members for their opinions, I was ready to finish. I did some clean up work on a few areas. Then I had to make a decision. The lower right of the painting seemed empty with nothing but water to fill it. Someone online had suggested birds. I have never tried to add animals, or birds to my landscapes. But I need to start trying new things if I want to grow as an artist.

I started with some white flying birds in the distance. Then I took the plunge and started painting the white bird flying toward the island in the foreground. I had to correct myself a few times, but I think the end result is a fairly decent impression of a bird in flight. Adding the shadow of the bird on the water’s surface, I decided it was complete.

And that is the birth of “Mysterious Island”. It’s a colorful and peaceful landscape I hope all viewers will enjoy.

Acrylic on 16 x 20 inch stretched canvas.

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"Sea of Tranquility"

“Sea of Tranquility” is a very simple, straightforward painting of a blue ocean horizon. I was feeling the need to escape from the chaos around me. So I visualized myself on a white sand beach at the edge of a clear ocean. White clouds hang close to the horizon in a sunny blue sky. Imagine sitting at the ocean’s edge in the white sand with the warm sun on your skin. The only sounds are the waves and the breeze through the palm trees behind you. Just for a time, you can relax and forget about all your worries. This was the inspiration for “Sea of Tranquility”.

Original painting is sold.

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“Calm Before the Storm”

“Calm Before the Storm” is an original 16×20 inch acrylic painting on stretched canvas. This painting could actually be a nice companion piece to “Moonlight on the Bay”. The inspiration for this image was a recent series of events in my life. My family went through a very stressful period with an elderly family member as caregivers. When this family member was admitted to a rehab facility, there was a change in the stress level and things calmed down. However, I feel like I’m always waiting for the next storm to start.

I painted the calm, blue moonlit bay as an expression of feeling a brief calm in my life. I was able to relax a little a stop to paint. It also expresses a lift in spirits and happiness. The dark storm clouds looming overhead signify the yet unknown but anticipated storm that will break the calm.  The goal is to appreciate the beauty of the calm and try not to stress over things that haven’t happened yet.

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“Moonlight on the Bay”

“Moonlight on the Bay” is an acrylic painting of a bright full moon rising over the ocean horizon. Moonlight and colorful sky is reflected on the surface of the water. Waves flow up and throw gentle surf onto the beach. The bay surrounding the water is blanketed in shadow.  20 x 24 inches on stretched canvas.  September 2016.

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“Enchanted Sunset”

“Enchanted Sunset” is an acrylic painting depicting a magical sunset shining across the water’s surface in a rainbow of colors. It comes from the imagination, a dream or a fantastic realm. One can even imagine a sunset in Neverland, with mermaids basking in it’s soft glow.  20 x 24 in on stretched canvas. September 2016.

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“Maelstrom”

“Maelstrom” is a dark, stormy and chaotic painting reflecting a similar point in the artist’s life. The storm seems endless, battering the waves without mercy. An outpouring of emotions.  20 x 24 in unstretched canvas, unframed. Not for sale.

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