Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stormy Weather

Another beautiful storm blew in over the river this morning.  Awesome.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

River Light

Still experimenting with this series of river paintings.  It's difficult, challenging, amazing, wonderful and incredible to see how close you can try to get to capturing that light.  Of course it's impossible, but the pursuit is exhilarating.  As I told my mom yesterday:  "I think there's a reason the word "delight" has "light" in it.  
(This one is about 3' x 5' in thick rich oils).

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tremendous Sky

Crosswinds never ceases to amaze me with its dramatic skies and water.  We had scattered showers pass through a few days ago… I got this panorama of them across the river.  I just stood in awe…. (I do that a lot here).

Sunday, January 4, 2015

"Jet Stream" ….next in the series

Here's the next oil painting in my "waterscape" series…

Friday, January 2, 2015

What do you get…?

What do you get when your cross the Pamlico Sound (by ferry) with:

 - an oyster roast with friends where one triggers a discussion about this glorious river where I live

- discussions about art and philosophy with a trusted relative and writer

- an "art date" with a girlfriend who is pushing the envelope on her art


- a chance encounter with V.S. Gaitonde via the New York Times
(  see this article ) ?


That plus many days (years?) of experimentation and then the decision to go back to oils resulted in this 18 x 36 River Blues. I'm kinda liking it…

Or it could even work this way.  Which way do you like best?