New Drawing, Familiar Site

Near Otter Cliff, Graphite and Conte on Canson Board, 12 x 18 inches

Near Otter Cliff, Graphite and Conte on Canson Board, 12 x 18 inches

I’m looking forward to working up a 2 x 3 foot, cloudy, winter day painting of this site.

All quiet in the park

I went out into Acadia National Park this morning to draw near Otter Cliffs. I saw not another soul all morning. The light, what there was of it, was beautiful, the quiet, quite splendid. Eventually the wind came up and the work had to end.

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Rocky Shoreline, Grand Manan

After returning from Grand Manan in September, this drawing sat forgotten in a corner of my studio. I stumbled across it yesterday and revisited a nice bit of rocky coastline

Rocky Shoreline, graphite and Conte on Canson board. 12 x 18 inches

Grand Manan Shoreline, graphite and Conte on Canson board. 12 x 18 inches

Crow thing, final.

I’ve tweaked the drawing and am pleased with the added clarity. Next step: transfer this drawing to a panel and apply crow-shaped paint.

Crow Study, 14 x 14, graphit and chalk on board

Crow Study, 14 x 14, graphite and chalk on board

Re-vision, revision. (work in progress)

A small study that is in progress, showing my current  approach.

I am playing around with a very limited palette again. 3 colors and white. I first kicked ivory black to the curb and continued to pare down. (OK, not really 3. I use yellow ochre, as well as Cad. yellow and also throw in a second blue, when needed. So, 5, really.)

Little Hunter's spring tide, 12 x 12 in. oil on panel

Little Hunter’s spring tide, 12 x 12 in. oil on panel

Working out on an older piece

Here’s a photo of a painting that I’m updating along with a picture taken from the painting site. The photo doesn’t ¬†exactly represent where I was standing when I started the painting but it’s close.

painting  and site photo both up in photoshop

painting and site photo