Wednesday, October 20, 2021

On the Marsh

Unless you have a particularly vulnerable chicken coop, you are probably a fan of the red fox.

There is a wildness yet adaptability in this stunning species. 

Soft background painted and foreground roughed-in

I "cooled" the right side of the background to make the fox stand out
         

fox head detail


Saturday, October 16, 2021

Secret!



 

No, I have not become an abstract painter. Let me explain.

The 50th anniversary of the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland is less than a month away.

I'm excited to be going and sell my oil paintings in the Armory location. Over the next several weeks I'll be sharing some of the new paintings I have completed for the show. (For instance, the previous post with Crab Dinner will be there.)

However, to leave some surprises, I won't be showing you everything. Two original oil paintings which will be there are above - but they are disguised. For the top image I used a kaleidoscope tool and for the lower one a ripple tool was applied.

Can you guess what they are?

On November 12, my blog post will reveal the paintings.

In the meantime, check out all the Waterfowl Festival has to offer. I'd love to see you there!

www.waterfowlfestival.org

 


Friday, October 8, 2021

Finished

 

             Crab Dinner     Original Oil     10" X 17"

While this water took longer to paint than I thought it would, I think it helps in telling the story. 

And this is a sight I did not expect to see. Next time I will be less surprised watching a loon taking advantage of a tasty morsel found in salt water.