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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, 10″ x 8″



Tide Pool, 5″ x 7″



Splash 1, 5″ x 3.5″


Lauritzen Secret Garden Daffodils, 18″ x 12″

Key Hole Rock 2

28 May


Key Hole Rock, 24″ x 18″

This is the first painting that I did of Key Hole Rock.  It was done in soft pastels in March when there was a greater minus tide with more rocks exposed.  This new painting below was done in watercolor on Yupo paper to capture the more intense colors seen when the sun streamed over the rock and hit the deeper tide pools.  Mongo says there is a secret cove through this tunnel, though I have not been able to climb through to see yet.  There was a minus 2.3 tide this morning which should have exposed this area again, but it was raining and the winds were up to 35 MPH which prevented our beach walk.


Key Hole Rock 2, 14″ x 11″