Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Keep it simple, stupid.

In this painting of sea stacks, I kept the shapes simple.  The cliffs and their shadows blended into simple shapes. The differing shades of the sand were reduced to three values.  The sea was one simple color broken only by the whites which represent the waves, and the sea stacks which are all different shapes and sizes.

But most of all, simplicity was achieved by eliminating as much texture as possible.


  1. I'm very glad I've found your blog. Your paintings are beautiful Thank you very much for sharing your art and your knowledge with us. Best wishes, Anton

  2. Thank you for your appreciation of my paintings and my observations on painting. It means more than you know to have someone to think that what I'm doing is worthwhile!