Yo - my wife and I have a lot of memories from Cape Cod Massachusetts. We would go there several times during the summer. We loved the Wellfleet area and the seashore is wonderful.
These are 8 x 10 and done very quickly in a loose painterly style. They started out as studies but a few strokes later they became what I consider to be finished pieces. I may consider doing a much larger one with the weathered sand dune fence.
Although done in acrylic, I kept the paint very watery which produces a painting that much resembles a watercolor as the overly wet acrylic produces a very fluid and free flowing image.
A lovely area of Massachusetts - hope you enjoyed.
WIP - "Chamisa Yellow" block-in - I normally begin all my paintings in the same manner - I draw a straight horizon line and then using very watery acrylic paint I loosely put in elements and directional lines that I might or might not use in the final version of the painting.
"I begin with an idea, but as I work, the picture takes over. Then there is the struggle between the idea I preconceived... and the picture that fights for its own life." George Baselitz
Sometimes I use various shades of gray and other times grays and some of the color I may use in the painting - but like everything else that is open to change :>)
The block-in for "Chamisa Yellow" 9 x 18 is but a loose watery watercolor at this point. I will say that there have been times that I've gone no further than the block in! I painted both detailed and loose watery watercolors for 12 years before finding acrylics and some of my block in work I consider a finished watercolor painting.
I have to say I am leaning towards leaving this "AS IS" - it is reminding me of the work done by the "Old Taos Painters" - sooooo off into the corner it goes for further evaluation!!!
Welllll - we are 90% moved into our new home so I carved out some time this morning to do a quick painting. On the Gulf coast of Florida there can be many storms off the Gulf of Mexico that can pound our shorelines. One can see many trees and shrubs of all kinds that take this punishment year after year storm after storm and manage to keep their roots anchored into the sand.
18 x 9 - heavy linen paper - alla prima - Chroma Interactive acrylics - done very quickly with spontaneity in color and form in a loose painterly style using palette knife and brush.
This will be for sale on my ETSY SHOP in a day or two.
Hope you enjoyed your trip to the Gulf Of Mexico in Southwest Florida
The Catalina Mountains make a beautiful back drop for the lovely city of Tucson AZ. This is done on heavy linen paper in a 10 x 20 format with professional acrylics. As with most of my paintings, this was done with brush and palette knife in a loose painterly style. I love the mountains of Arizona and the Catalina range is no exception.
Catalina Mountains - Tucson AZ
10 x 20
My expression of the Arizona landscape is done with lots of emotion and love for this great land. The colors of the southwest I find to be the most striking and provide to my eyes a depth and range of color I experience no where else.
Well we have finished building our new home and will be moving in a couple of days. After we are settled and my new studio is set up I will be updating the blog with some of my more recent paintings. of the southwest and the west coast of Florida.