Monday, August 21, 2017

Cut Bank

Pastel 12x12 on UArt

The wind builds and moves the dunes, but the bushes and grass that grow on them are left behind as the dune erodes beneath them.  As the dune is cut away, the old, gnarled bushes create unique drapery and shadow against the mid-day sun.

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.

Painting is available, unframed, $500. To purchase, please click here.

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.