Here is a good example of what I did to a painting that I did not like in order to like it...I had to remove a few things....change a few things...until it said what I really wanted it to say to the best of my ability...can you count how many ways in which it was changed? Zinnias and Guitar oil on canvas 30x30"
Here is the first of three studies I am working on of my vegetable garden ...the lettuce plants have gone to seed which I think is really wonderful...there are some new lettuces etc...planted ...the garden bench was my mother's, our house, ie the barn is in the distance....grapes try to grow on the arbor....I left the weeds out on purpose...one way to get rid of them....oil on canvas 36x36"
In this painting, done from the beach, it looks like the ferry is heading for the bluff...I was really interested in those clouds so perhaps I just wasn't paying close attention to what direction the ferry was going? Just a little watercolor sketch from the beach...the 5 o'clock swim is always lovely...
Here are a couple of sketches done down at Snake Hole Beach BI...black and white drawings are tricky when you have gotten very used to having color to describe what you are looking at...I like them, they were done with a China Marker....that is a wax pencil that can be used to write on China! It does not erase but gets really good darks...you just can't make any mistakes...or at least ones you want to erase....16x20 on Bristol paper