Tag Archives: rocks

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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Horse Ride Beach

27 Dec

Horse_Ride_Beach

The line of horses and riders appear minuscule  as they walk into the scene of vast ocean, beach and sky at Fish Rock near Bandon State Park, 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.

Splashes

28 Feb

Splash_1                                                     Splash 1

Splash_2                                                        Splash 2

There is a place on Bandon Beach that I like to go to find agates, sea glass, fossil shells  and petrified wood.  I am usually quite engrossed in my rock hunting and not easily distracted, but this day the waves were crashing on the large rocks making wonderful splashes which demanded my attention.  These two Splash paintings are the result.  The Yupo paper’s slick surface is ideal for letting the watercolors flow to capture the waves as they crash and send spray into the air and rivulets down the rocks.