A blissful afternoon painting out in the field as the sun was dropping in the western sky, the air was warm and not even a slight breeze....just a beautiful time to paint out in the Poplar grove, all the fire wood stacked and branches piled...wonderful...and then came SANDY....what a difference a day makes! 30x40" oil on canvas
The first study of these gladiolas was done with oil on canvas 24x36"...I loved the red against the black background...I was inspired by Soutine's painting of this subject...then I went to see a film, documentary by Werner Herzog, The Cave of Dreams, showing 30,000 year old drawings of animals found in the caves of France. The simplicity of the black and white and ocher (the color of the cave wall) was very inspiring so I tried it out...22x30" pastel on paper, which led to the last study(as the flowers were dying) drawn with only black pastel on hot pressed Arches watercolor paper...22x30"
This is the second view of my August garden....I have been working on it since I painted it back then...think I am done now...think....until I see something that needs to be changed...can you see the Hummingbird? I love the garden in August....the frost has come and gone and so this scene is no longer ....life is short art is long...oil on canvas 36x36"
One sunflower, two different views...The first one is looking up at The Springhouse Hotel in the afternoon light, the second is looking away from the hotel towards the ocean and the old Springhouse Annex in the morning... the vegetable garden is where this flower was growing , well out side the fence actually... oils on canvas 16x20" and 24x24"
I painted this study a couple of weeks ago on Block Island at Mohegan Bluffs...These wind blown Bayberry trees I found very intriguing...Follow the path and you will be standing at the edge of the bluffs overlooking the sea...one of my favorite places to be...It was late afternoon, a beautiful September day...remembered forever in this painting ....oil on canvas 20x20"