Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Portrait of Sam

Yesterday Sam came to the studio to play his guitar for us as the class painted...well I decided that there was nothing more wonderful to paint than Sam... he posed, and  played very beautifully....I had just watched a great documentary on the artist  Alice Neel....available at Net Flix....it inspired me to do a large portrait... she said that while she was painting she got "to be " the person that she painted....thus there is a way out of the self for a short while....I agree .....oil on canvas 3x4'

Sunday, March 27, 2011

St Croix Bananas

I have spent the past two weeks with my ass in the north and my heart in the south...well ,west, Indies that is...I love a good banana tree ....and the blossom is amazing...  found this one in the ruins of an old plantation  oil on canvas 24x24"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Two Drawings of Rosie

Just so you can see how different one interpretation is from the  next...these two studies were done only a few minutes apart...I never know what is coming next ....hopefully something worth while...itis always a surprise to stand back and look at what one has accomplished.....China Marker on Bristol Paper  16x20"

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Conch on the Beach at Cramer Park USVI

I got this conch to pose for me with Buck Island in the distance.... As the waves were gently breaking I was desperately painting...trying very hard to capture what I was experiencing...tricky subject...good model  watercolor 12x16"

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Red Sails in the Storm

Just so you don't think there were blue skies at all times..here was the view from the beach one afternoon...actually lots of storms out at sea....passing very quickly..I must paint like the wind in order to not miss the shapes of the clouds which change every minute...have you ever seen the ocean stand still?watercolor...12x16"

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pink Sky in the Morning

Sailors take warning...except in St croix where the water is always turquoise and the clouds are pink like the boats....watercolor 11x14"

Monday, March 7, 2011

Buck Island View

Looking back at St Croix from Buck Island, a beautiful sail over and snorkle around the reef...I feel like I am flying floating in 40' of water surrounded by turquoise water and many fish   watercolor 9x12"

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

GrapetreeBay Late Afternoon

A beautiful day in paradise...that would be St Croix USVI....a great swim and then a watercolor study on the beach...what could be better? 83o