Yesterday was very productive-
Rays of sunlight pierce the cooling shade of a group of maples growing on a moss covered stone outcrop in this painting from memory-
I am definitely ready for spring (and summer) as you can see with these spontaneous woodland scenes-
Channeling memories of sun-dappled forest floors on summer afternoons in this very spontaneous painting-
I started out with a mat board coated in black gesso that rapidly grew into this very impressionistic landscape. I find working on dark backgrounds can really help with building up depth- plus you don’t have this bright background glaring at you with it’s whiteness. Note the heavy brushstrokes built up from working wet in wet-especially in the highlights.
The colors- especially of the sea- are spot on in this painting from memory of the Atlantic from my trip to the Outer Banks last August.
My first batch of experimental sea forms turned out beautifully-
These free-form sculptures took on a variety of oceanic forms- Seashell shaped soap dishes, primitive sea sponge like goblets and vases and leafy, algae like platters and luminaries. With the glazes I experimented with mottled, oyster shell finishes and smooth transitions from areas of clear glaze into patches of intense color.
An empty, tilled field in the early afternoon on a hot,humid summer day-
Rolling pastures, mountains and a ramshackle fence on a hot, hazy midsummer day-
Abandoned field with cedars around midafternoon on a hot, hazy day with slightly overcast skies-