In the studio now ... Come back often to watch a selection of my paintings develop from start to finish. I usually work on several paintings at a time, particularly with oils, which involve multiple glazes planned out ahead of time, each glaze needing to dry before the next.
A private beach portrait commission in progress The stage for this portrait is set in Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware
At Water's Edge
I might have called this one cathedral. It's how I feel when seeing light filtering through the tops of trees. In truth, all of life is a cathedral. My paintings' purpose is to offer a window.
19" x 25" Pastel "Radiance" in progress This painting was originally to have been unveiled at the end of November. Because of a health problem due to breathing pastel dust, I had to put it on hold and it is slowly nearing completion in my home studio. Keep checking here for progress.
See the progress of my newest 9" x 12" (sold) seascape from start to signed finish below
Wave crashing on rocks
Another in a 3-part series of nor'easter paintings from our last storm
Strong west winds on the trailing edge of a nor'easter blow the tops off 15 - 20 ft. swells
March 2018 Nor'easter painting 4
More info and images of this 8" x 16" oil on canvas to come
An 8" x 8" oil goes through the same rigors as much larger paintings
Watch this painting develop here - SOLD
My method of painting in oils requires layering thin glazes of colors
To keep the colors from blending together, each glaze dries a couple of days before the next goes on
A Puppy by the Sea portrait from start to finish
Captions explain the process step by step as this 11" x 14" oil painting takes shape.
Rainbow over Bethany 24" x 40" oil on canvas shown in progress
Early last summer, the most beautiful scene appeared in front of me while I was standing on the Bethany Beach boardwalk. Above, watch as I'm showing all stages of painting Rainbow over Bethany in oils. Captions explain each step. I hope you enjoy watching.
What goes into a beach portrait? Read the captions,please. Keira's Way, a 16" x 20" oil on canvas.
Creating 'Don't Pinch the Pooch'
This was my first painting of a bird and my only acrylic. I enjoyed the process beyond the limits of acrylics.
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