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Friday, May 12, 2017

At the Beach

Tubular
12"x12" oil on canvas

I've been having fun painting beach scenes this week in anticipation of summer, not that it feels very near at the moment in New England! The new paintings will be available at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery on June 1st.

It's my third foray into this type of scene, so let's take a look at some previous paintings.

What Is It?
6"x6" oil on canvas panel

Girls Looking Out to Sea
6"x6" oil on canvas panel

Shell Seekers
6"x6" oil on gessoed paper panel
2003

The Conversation
6"x6" oil on gessoed paper panel
2003

What can we learn from this? First of all, the older paintings are considerable smaller than the new one, so the comparison is a little tough. What strikes me most though, is that the 2010 paintings are looser. Could that be related to the fact that I was painting several small paintings a week at that time? I think so. And I think the color is more subtle in the newest painting. What differences do you see?  Which style do you like best and why?

1 comment:

  1. I like the recent one...great colors and I like the style

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