Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Beginning

Pastel, 12x16 on UArt

As the tide starts to move and the sunlight and heat start to rise, the day begins on the estuary.  My goal is to capture the sense of stillness, cool colors, and wide vistas on the marsh as the tide begins to return and the heat of the day rises.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Afternoon Oats

Digital Tablet Painting

Printed on W/C Paper, 5x7 signed and numbered - ArtRage

On St. Augustine Beach, there is a shallow track, the remains of an abandoned trail that stretches away from the beach into the dunes.  The trail is lined with old, weathered clumps of sea oats that stand in defiance of the elements and hold their golden spikes to the sky.

Bright Oats 1

Digital Tablet Painting

Printed on W/C Paper, 5x7 signed and numbered - ArtRage

As I look across the small dunes and open sand toward the beach, the sparse, open clumps of sea oats make their own statements about the sunlight, the wind, and the heat of summer. It is this expression from St. Augustine Beach / Anastasia Island that I tried to capture.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Leeward

Pastel, 9x12

This view of the dunes looks toward the beach from the leeward side.  My goal is to capture the freshness of the color and atmosphere in the early morning before the heat of the day, the wind, and the people move in.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Incoming Swell

Pastel, 9x12 on UArt

At times the tide comes in so quickly that the waves seem to fall over each other in the race to the shore.  One swell is still rolling over wet sand as the one following falls over it.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Morning Trio

Digital Tablet Painting

Printed on W/C Paper, 5x7 signed and numbered - ArtRage

This small grove of pines stands by itself away from the rest of the trees.  In the morning, they catch the light before anything else, and blaze in color for the start of the day.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sea Purslane and Oats

Digital Tablet Painting

Printed on W/C Paper, 5x7 signed and numbered; ArtRage

The sea purslane and sea oats often grow together, and they strengthen each other as their roots hold the dunes against the wind. It is good when friends work together.