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Beach Painting

beach plein air sunset beach cape may point

I had a few hours between jobs and wanted to paint but it was 80 degrees and sunny.

My wacky schedule has me juggling paint and down time. I’ve been dipping my toes into plein air situations, despite being fussy about painting scenarios. These recent open air paintings on paper have very little to do with what I’m doing – aside from opening potential to strike up conversations about purchasing work or raffle tickets.

To me, this plein air thing is more of a skill-building exercise than anything else. I don’t typically do these types of beachscapes, nor do I prefer to work quickly, or in public. I don’t like talking while painting. Heck, I don’t even like listening to music with lyrics at my easel. 

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Saltwater Veins II

It’s one of a shore surrealism series I’ve been thinking about since 2017. I only know the date because I recently flipped through an old appointment book before shredding it.

Back to the painting, 2020 brought the scenario and I got started on these things. It’s somewhat large at 48×60. The original is still available. Now prints are, too.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or to schedule a virtual studio tour.

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