The Calm Before

We are preparing to evacuate for Hurricane Irma but have time of anxious waiting and preparing so I painted this. It is called “Calm Before” and is 30×40″.

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New West Indian Mermaid

I have been working on this painting off and on since returning from St. Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies in March of this year. “Nevis Siren” is smaller than most of my mermaids at 24×36″. She changed quite a bit over the months. I wasn’t happy with her for so many months and made so many radical changes and then would put aside until I could work on her again. I returned from weeks in California recently and was able to have fresh eyes and work on her . Finally she emerged! I hope to send this painting to the West Indies to Dale’s Gallery in Christophe Harbor Marina, St. Kitts. Afterall, it was my trip there that inspired me.

Large Mermaid Painting completed for show in West Indies

I am honored to be part of an art show at Christophe Harbor in St. Kitts this fall. The Dale Gallery is right in the new upscale yacht marina. Since shipping paintings are very pricey, especially for large paintings, I did this mermaid on a flat prepared canvas and will roll it for shipment. The gallery will help by getting it framed and stretched there.
“Christophe Siren” is 36×48″

Newly completed large ocean painting

This is a newly completed painting in the bodysurfing series. It is called “Ocean Swell” and is 60×48″. Many weeks of work were involved because of the size. I wanted to keep it impressionistic and loose. It reminds me also of my youth, sailing in my family boat to the channel islands off the coast of California.

Over the years, Koi ponds have been recurrent theme for paintings

Marta Rampini wrote:
KOI
“The koi fish shimmer
with an ethereal glow
that leaves me without
breath; a limerence that feels similar to yours.”
I recently finished the first two koi themed paintings and realized that it has been an interest of mine for years. The first painting is new and 24×36″ called Moonlit Pond. The second new painting is 16×40″ and is called Lilypads. AFter finishing, I realized that I have many koi pond paintings in my painting storage room. SInce some are sold and some are older, I am going to sell the older ones for a discounted pricing. Let me know if any are of interest to you.

Two paintings painted from trip photos from California

When I returned from an 18 day trip in California visiting family and taking a wonderful road trip with my sister…We stopped to rest in a little town south of Big Sur called Cambria. A small motor lodge on the ocean was so great and I had the joy of watching the sun go down in the Pacific. Because California was my home for half of my life, the trip was familiar. Since I live on a small island peninsula in Florida, the sun doesnt set in the ocean so this was a treat. “Cambria Rocks” and “Cambia Sunset” are both 30×40″ gallery wraps.

Bodysurfing Series: Final painting completed for a larger wall

While body surfing a couple weeks ago, I was floating on the crest of some rolling waves and the colors and calmness came into my head. I said to my friend “I am going to paint this!”
I went home and painted until late that night and the next week. I started with the 36×36″ painting and then decided to paint a similar painting in 24×36″. When it was done and I was looking at them side by side, I noticed that they almost looked like one painting. The next days, I worked on a third 24×36″. These could be purchased separately or all three. This impressonistic study makes me recall the feeling I had while floating.