I adore little boys! I have a son, several adorable nephews and a new grandson! Little boys are so much fun to observe as they go about their activities. We were fortunate enough to camp on the banks of a body of water that flows into the Chesapeake Bay earlier this spring. The fishing dock at Tall Pines Harbor was a favorite spot for various groups of little campers. They had such a grand time casting their rods and sharing fish stories that weekend. I never did see any of them catch a fish but it didn't dampen their spirits (or hopes for the big one) at all! Of course, I knew I would paint them and I had so much fun with this one that I will be doing a series of Young Fishermen paintings! Click the image for a better view. I hope you like this one. This painting has already sold (at Plein Air Easton) but prints are available. Stay tuned for some new paintings in the series. If you'd like to receive my blog posts in your inbox, just click on the link at the top right of the blog page. Thanks for looking.
This painting promises to be a fun one! It tells the story of three little boys out for a day of fishing. These little guys were so in to casting their rods that I'm sure that their bait was never still in the water long enough to entice a fish! This shows a close-up of the first llittle fellow casting his rod into the water. I generally work on a toned canvas and that is why you see the sienna-colored background with my sketch on it right now. Stay posted for the final painting. If you are not already a subscriber, click on the "Subscribe"link at the top right of my blog page. My posts will come to your inbox each time I post a painting. Thanks for looking!
This one was so much fun to paint. This couple was on a beach at the Outer Banks, watching their two adorable little boys as they were trying to get a kite into the air. I captured their expressions just as the kite finally took flight. Their joy (and relief!) in their children's accomplishment was so obvious, I knew I would paint this image someday. I hope you enjoy "Kites on The Beach".
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There are times when I encounter a painting which moves me in a way that others do not. Something makes me pause, look closer, and become immersed in the visual excitement of the artist’s interpretation of their subject matter. What explains that reaction? Click here to read more of my latest article on EmptyEasel.com!
This local scene is one I have painted before. The other painting, Two Boats at Twilight, is in oil. You can find that painting in an older post on this blog. It is so much fun to paint similar scenes in more than one medium as the results and the process are really quite different. This painting is one that is difficult to photograph. In reality, the original has a softer, more transparent quality to it. The lens did not seem to like the combined complement colors of blue and orange! As most artists know, complements are beautiful when placed next to each other in a painting. However, when mixed together they can turn to neutral...often referred to as mud! I suppose the camera does some form of mixing which alters the look of the painting a bit. After some adjusting, I feel this is a fairly good representation of the painting. I hope you like it. Click the title to see it on my blog. Click the image to enlarge for better viewing.
Since I live on the east coast, a blue heron standing in reeds is not an uncommon site. However, I don't think I could ever see one of these majestic birds and not react with amazement. They are simply graceful and powerful at the same time. I enjoyed painting this one and look forward to doing it in a larger size. Click the image for a larger view or if you receive my posts via email, you can always click on the post title (in this case, "Blue Heron") and it will take you to my blog where it is posted.
The Thomas Point Light is an active light station located on the Chesapeake Bay just south of Annapolis, Maryland. I am a fan of lighthouses and this one has always fascinated me. It is the only screw-pile light station still in its original location off of the Maryland shore. I enjoyed painting this familiar landmark and would love to do a series of lighthouses. Click the image for a larger view.
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