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Little Green

“Just a little green Like the color when the spring is born:” Joni Mitchell Lyrics Little Green | 24″ x 24″ | Sold

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Dutton Bright

Dutton Bright | 12” x 12” | In Studio So last week I posted some plein air sketches painted on location at Dutton Island. It was a stunning spot and this time of year it’s a dark autumnal palette. I thought the paintings were maybe a little dark when I got them into the studio but they had something I liked, a moody feeling about them. Florida can be so over saturated with light sometimes that this time of year […]

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Dutton Island

16″x20″ | Oil on canvas | In studio This week I have been painting en plein air at Dutton Island, Florida. It was a great spot for big open marsh scenes it’s a quiet dirt road leading to a boat ramp not busy this time of year. I started on a 16×20 canvas and had to work quick as the nats on steroids (gnats) were killer, I would have liked to spray ’em good but we plein air artists try […]

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Autumn Marsh

8″x10″ | Oil on canvas | In studio Autumn Marsh, plein air study. They say creative breakthroughs are experimental and they don’t come from too much intellectual analysis so with this in mind I chose the thing that was dark and challenging water and mud – now how to make that interesting? The composition of this was charming so this was a quick fire sketch on location. Find Dutton Island by heading North on Mayport Road turn left on Dutton […]

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