Smaller version of my recent island paradise collection

Sailing into Sunset is 12×24″. I wanted to continue exploring the subject but a way smaller version. The other paintings were 36×48 and 24×36 which required much larger palette knives, and brushes. Since this was smaller, I had to use small knives and work tighter. But it has the same feeling as the larger ones. Also I wanted to make it much more colorful.

New Palm Painting for upcoming art show in Atlantic Beach

I had purchased some fancy “24k” gold paint and wanted to use it in my paintings. It actually had tiny glittery specks which I thought may be a bit tacky so worked in many glazes and paints alternating with additional layers of the gold. It now looks pretty nice. I wish photography could capture the metallic better. It looks better in house lights. “Golden Evening Palms” is 15×30″ gallery wrap. A great size for decor.

I will have some great deals on my smaller palm paintings like this at the ARTS IN THE PARK show, April 22 in Atlantic Beach, Florida.

Sailing Painting Completed

ensenada-race-48

I wanted to paint a memory from my youth of sailing along the coast of California. This 30×48″ gallery wrap painting called “Ensenada Race” commemorating the annual grand race from Newport Beach to Ensenada Mexico. Since I was little my family would race our sailboat in this regatta. This painting was done mostly with palette knife, some brushwork and some metallic golds.

Remembering my past as a sailor

I was very fortunate to grow up on the West Coast (California) with a large family who spent a lot of time on the water. I lived on the Balboa Peninsula and we owned a historic old wooden racing sailboat. It was a 60 foot 10 meter racing cutter  called the Branta, built in Germany in 1926. We raced up and down the coast and spent many of our days at the various islands off the coast, like Catalina and Santa Cruz. During races, we would raise the large spinnaker when sailing downwind. Although our spinnaker was red and white stripes, I painted this sailboat with a yellow and white sail. This 36x48" painting is called "Spinnaker Downwind" and has a soft palette and layers of texture. Hope you enjoy it. Message me if interested. Thanks.
I was very fortunate to grow up on the West Coast (California) with a large family who spent a lot of time on the water. I lived on the Balboa Peninsula and we owned a historic old wooden racing sailboat. It was a 60 foot 10 meter racing cutter called the Branta, built in Germany in 1926. We raced up and down the coast and spent many of our days at the various islands off the coast, like Catalina and Santa Cruz. During races, we would raise the large spinnaker when sailing downwind.
Although our spinnaker was red and white stripes, I painted this sailboat with a yellow and white sail. This 36×48″ painting is called “Spinnaker Downwind” and has a soft palette and layers of texture. Hope you enjoy it. Message me if interested. Thanks.

spinnaker-downwind-36x48

Tropical mixed media painting

Fifteen years ago I sailed in the lower West Indies with two friends. We sailed from island to island for 10 days, exploring and fishing. It was an amazing trip. One of the islands we feel in love with was Bequait. This image was painted in my computer from my original capture and then I had it printed on canvas. After glazing with clear gesso, I then painted over the image bringing out the colorful boats and palms. It has a thin wood strip frame which could be replaced with a thicker frame.  30x22"
Fifteen years ago I sailed in the lower West Indies with two friends. We sailed from island to island for 10 days, exploring and fishing. It was an amazing trip. One of the islands we feel in love with was Bequait. This image was painted in my computer from my original capture and then I had it printed on canvas. After glazing with clear gesso, I then painted over the image bringing out the colorful boats and palms. It has a thin wood strip frame which could be replaced with a thicker frame. 30×22″