Tag Archives: Ocean

New Paintings via Cropping

22 Mar

One of the advantages of painting with watercolor on Yupo paper is that the paper can be cut down and reframed for a better composition or to refocus on the best part of a painting.  Every once in a while I go through my stored away paintings to see which ones could be made better by cropping.  These four are my newly created paintings from cropped old ones.

Mermaid_Door

Mermaid Door

 

Tide_Pool

Tide Pool

 

Splash_1

Splash 1

 

Lauritzen_Secret_Garden_Daffodils

Lauritzen Secret Garden Daffodils

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Beach Tree Shadows

5 Dec

Beach_Tree_Shadows

The intricate shadows from the pine trees tangled among the washed out roots and flowed across the sand at Sunset Beach in Charleston, Oregon.

Cape Arago

5 Dec

Cape_Arago

Part of Cape Arago’s rocky headland protrudes darkly against the silvery green ocean on this overcast day.

Splash Two

2 Jul

Splash_TwoSplash_2

The top watercolor is a rework of the lower painting which was originally completed in 2014.  I was unhappy with the shape of the splashes and the compositional flow of the painting.  This is a good example of how Yupo paper allows watercolors to be reworked years later.  The other difference in the images is the color of the blues.  My scanner and printer have been replaced since 2014 and produce more accurate results.