Painted Shell

This piece came about as something of a happy accident. I had finished up painting an oil on panel and was putting my gear away.  I had a fair amount of paint left over, so I scraped it all together – it ended up as a sort of purple gray color – and for want of anything better to do with it, I spread it over the surface of this shell.  Then, on impulse, I covered the wet paint with sand and left the shell up on the dunes to dry.

A couple of days later when I was back on the beach painting, I found the shell, dusted off the excess sand, and painted the seascape you see here – some of the underlying purple still shows in the foreground and in the sky.  I like the texture of the sanded paint, I might have to experiment some more with that, using cleaner sand.

Edisto Seascape, oil on shell, aproximately 4″ x 8″, 2011

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Sketchbook Selections

The filename refers to the marble cover composition book, one of those hard-to-find ones with blank pages.

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View from the Studio

View from the Studio, oil on panel, 6″ x 8″, 2010

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Rooftop painting

One of my gable series.  Oil on panel, 6-3/8″ x 9″, 2010.

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Small panel painting.

This panel sits around in my studio and I constantly repaint squares with color left over on my palette from other paintings.  I think it’s nearing completion, but who knows.

Untitled oil on panel, current state, 7″ x 9″ 2011

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Gables, 2011, oil on panel, 6″ x 8″

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Another Ocean Sketch

Ocean, 2010, oil on paper, 5″ x 3-3/4″

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