Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
My father and I launched Morgaine in Annapolis today and I rowed her to my slip in Eastport. Morgaine is my ten foot dinghy that I built ten years ago. She is set up to row and to sail, but I will not step her mast and rig her until the weather gets warmer. For now, I'm just going to take her out under oars on nice days. I paint many of my watercolors while on this boat. These images are photographs of Morgaine underway and secured at the dock.
One boat in, two to go! I can't wait for Spring!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I painted another glass bottle as an exercise. In other news, at work today, a steel bimini frame hit me in the forehead. My head's still ringing.
7 1/2" by 11" Watercolor.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I had trouble painting the glass bottles in some still lifes that I painted this winter, so for a challenge, I tried painting just a glass bottle. I tried to keep the painting light and make the bottle look reflective and transparent.
7 1/2" by 11" Watercolor
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
First en plein air painting of 2011! Also the first from my new 7" by 10" Arches watercolor block. I painted this last thursday when the temperature was near 60 degrees. I wish that weather had lasted, I'm not a fan of the snow we had last night.
I painted this (ashore, the boats aren't in the water yet) on the northeast side of Kent Island looking out of the Narrows. The long low land in the background in the umbrella-shaped shoreline of the Chester River.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
This painting continues the series of close-cropped still lifes that I have been working on this winter. I developed the details of the tomato stems more in this painting than I have done before.
I got a lot of work done on my 10' sailing dinghy this weekend. I hope to launch her within a week. Then I'll be able to focus on the Triton in March. I hope to keep posting artwork to the blog, but it may get less frequent as I work on the boats.
10" by 14" Watercolor
Thursday, February 17, 2011
This is a painting that I did in January. I have since reworked it, so this is what it looks like now. The paint is really thick now with lots of thin layers of paint mixed with lots of medium, especially the sky. I posted the original here:
20" by 20" Oil on Canvas
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I'm working on a series of still lifes based on these two glass bottles. The first piece was a graphite drawing that I posted in January, here is the link to it--
This is a 7 1/2" by 11" watercolor.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
I'm starting to think that this might be the most interesting way to approach these still lifes- so close up that the image is cropped.
7 1/2" by 11"
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I was going to post this last Thursday, but the painting ripped when I pulled up the tape that held the paper down to the board. I was going to throw it out, but today I thought to cut off the ripped section. I think it works better this way, anyways.
7" by 7 1/2" Watercolor.