Thursday, December 22, 2016

Normally, this would be where I'd be waking up this morning.  Apalachicola has been my southern home in the winter for about 18 years.  I'll be missing it this year due to open heart surgery two weeks ago.  I'm happy to say I'm making progress in my recovery, but not enough to travel or even drive for another month or two.

Thanks for "tuning in"  to my blog.  I'll be painting again before you know it!

Thursday, December 1, 2016


In this painting of Nubble Lighthouse in Maine,  I used the foreground rocks to create a sense of distance.  By overlapping the lighter, warmer island with a dark, cooler foreground, the island is pushed back and the sense of sunlight is enhanced.  Once again the power of darks is employed to showcase the focal point.

A personal note:  I may have time to paint and post one more painting before next Friday when I will undergo open heart surgery.  Please don't give up on me.  While recuperating, I may resort to commenting on some older paintings. 

Meanwhile, have a merry, joyful, and  grateful Christmas and holiday season.  Keep painting!