Posts Tagged ‘rocks’

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Cave Point #2

July 1, 2014
Cave Point #2; Oil on Canvas 24" x 18"

Cave Point #2; Oil on Canvas 24″ x 18″

Utilized a little 8″ x 6″ sketch to create this larger work. It is always a challenge when you take a painting to a larger format. This work was no exception. In the smaller size, you can get away with “hinting” and being general. Taking this larger forced me to make some decisions and commitments with the distant shoreline and the foreground rock ledge. Interesting challenge.

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Anderson Dock

June 27, 2014
Anderson Dock: Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

Anderson Dock: Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″

I was starting to get the itch to get back to Door County Wisconsin. I had finished a larger painting but still had an hour or so before dinner. I flipped through my sketch book and found a pen sketch which I created during a trip last fall to DC. The sketch was made during a late morning stop at Anderson Dock in Ephraim. I decided to play with the sketch as how I thought it could appear at sunset. Had fun and finished before dinner (okay, my wife delayed dinner for a few extra minutes while I finished this).

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Cave Point

June 4, 2014
Cave Point #1; Oil on Canvas Panel 8" x 6"

Cave Point #1; Oil on Canvas Panel 8″ x 6″

I decided to play with some sketches made last October during a visit to Door County. This scene is on the Lake Michigan side of Door County.  I worked the background quickly so that I could figure out how to work and unite the tree foliage the rock formations  and the foreground. After finishing the painting, I was especially pleased with the colors in the clouds. Credit that success to blind intuition, or perhaps to the gods of art.