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.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Mulberry 1

Digital Tablet Painting

Printed on W/C Paper, 5x7 signed and numbered - ArtRage1.1.1

This old mulberry stands beside a little-used lane to a small patch of virgin Iowa prairie.  The tree shows the signs of age, but it is filled with life and exuberance.


Reflections 1

Digital Tablet Painting

Printed on W/C Paper, 5x7 signed and numbered - ArtRage1.1.1

This painting was inspired by the reflections on a pond near my house. The grove of pines on the near bank stand in a lone,shaft of sunlight while the rest of the vista is wrapped in the cool gray stillness of early morning.  

I have created these paintings so the result will have some of the appearance and freshness of a block print.