Thursday, February 16, 2017

Artistic License

Winter may be trying hard to stick around, but Spring will eventually win out. Walking the neighborhood today, I had to deal with some melty slush on the street but thankfully, no ice. 

Not soon enough, it will be time to head to the beach. Here's one from last summer. To my peeps who are familiar with this beach  — yes, I know this house isn't exactly like this, nor is it in exactly this location. It's an interpretation.

The painting is also brighter than this looks.

Beach Day #2
Oil on wood, 12 x 12.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Buying the Farm

When you buy an old farm, sometimes there are surprises in the form of foundations from long-demolished barns or other structures. It's too much trouble to chop up the concrete and dispose of it, so here it sits. This foundation has been used by us over the years as a pool surround and as a vegetable garden. Lately, its sole purpose has been to support a healthy jungle of ivy and other wild greenery. On a recent snowy day, I decided to capture the scene on canvas.

Ivy & Snow, oil on canvas.