From the Left Aqua I | 30×30 | Oil Encaustic Sand Dune Bay | 48×48 | Oil Aqua III | 36×36 | Oil Mini Abstract Ocean Diptych | 8×16 | Oil For further information on any of these paintings contact Nancy or Pamela at Gardner Colby Galleries Artist Notes Living on the east coast of the United States I look out on the Atlantic Ocean and I’m challenged as an artist to capture its vastness. The stillness and peace of
Is a mini seascape painting on your wish list this Christmas? Check out this holiday shopping guide – small CJK paintings are featured in the “Buy local” Shopping Guide — paintings are beautifully framed by Fairfax Gallery and Framing Establishment, Jacksonville. Check out the link for more gift giving ideas…….! http://arbus.com/ Artist Notes These paintings are often plein air studies, done on location. They sometimes act as memory notes for larger paintings, there is a spontaneity about the brush strokes.
52″ X 66″ | Mixed Media | Oil and Oil Pastel on Canvas | CJK This studio painting was inspired by small plein oil painting. The spontaneity and aliveness is hard to sometimes recreate in the studio and in a large scale — but this one has lots of energy. Here is the painting again – this time outside – just to give a sense of the proportions!
30″ x 40″ | Oil on linen | In studio Working on a large scale painting outdoors and in sandy conditions can be a challenge but is also a rewarding experience. This seascape was painted on location in Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA. For me, the exact likeness was not as important as capturing the “feel” of the place. Below a detail picture of the painting!
As one year comes to a close and a fresh 2012 begins best wishes to friends and family on both sides of the Atlantic. Thanks to all of you for your continued support of the arts! With a trip planned to Ireland in August there is much to look forward to in the year ahead! “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn.