In troubling times, I often find comfort knowing that, in spite of it all, resilience can be found almost everywhere. In this case, rocks along the shore that stand strong against the constant onslaught of wind, rain and surf. 40×40 oil on canvas.
There’s something comforting about the faithfully constant crashing of waves against the shore, no matter what else seems to be going on in the world around us. Relentless. 30×24 oil on canvas.
If you are not there to hear them, do they make any sound? That is the question evoked by my recent painting commissioned for an interior designer’s client. While the crashing waves may be suggested visually, they are but a whisper in the vastness of the open ocean, and even less so if we are not there to hear them. Large format 48×40 oil on canvas.
Commissioned as a gift for a recently married couple to commemorate the location in which they became engaged in Curacao. 24×18 oil on canvas. SOLD.
Sometimes, I tell myself that whenever I leave someplace special — be it the beach, the mountains or wherever — that place ceases to exist once I’ve left. It somehow makes my leaving it behind a bit easier. Of course, I know the waves keep rolling up onto the beach, or, as in the case of this recently completed painting, the brook keeps babbling away. 48×36 oil on canvas.
Another in my ongoing “I’ve-been-missing-the-ocean” series of ocean-themed paintings. This one called “Raging.” 36×36 oil on canvas. SOLD (Thank You!)
I’ve been missing the ocean during this time of Corona-related travel restrictions. The next best thing is painting ocean scenes. This one I’m calling “Breaking,” intending to capture the “motion of the ocean.” 40×30.
I’ve experimented with something a bit different for me: two canvases side-by-side to extend the image over both. Each painting works individually, I think, as well. Inspired by a trip to the Maine coast, which has served as inspiration for many of my water-themed paintings. Each canvas is 30×40.
Sometimes, all you have to do to find answers is to be still and listen. Often, nature provides a calming soundtrack to do so. This painting was inspired by a recent contemplative walk through the woods where I happened upon this tranquil setting. 36×36 oil on canvas. (SOLD. Thank You!)