Sand Beach √Čbauche, day 1

I was all set to start a new drawing this morning but ended up heading out to Sand Beach to work up the preliminary layer of a small oil painting, a study for a larger piece. Today I felt an overwhelming urge to put the brush and turpentine into play, putting the pencils aside for a while.

Sand Beach morning, work in progress, 10 x 15 inches, oil on linen

A new drawing of Sand Beach, Acadia

Sand Beach, work in progress, 12 x 18 inches pencil and Conte on Canson board, Click to enlarge.

I’ve started a new Sand Beach drawing. On cloudy days, the subdued colors and substantial mass of the granite play off beautifully against the water and sand. There are still quite a few visitors on the beach by late morning.

Crow Study, detail

Detail, Crow Study, oil on panel 8 x 6 inches

This is a shot of a small crow painting. I have recently vowed to never again work in such ridiculously small scale. My bad.I’m currently working on a crow piece that is closer to life-size and finding that the painting moves ahead at a much more agreeable pace.

Return of the Crow Camera!

After a year and a half of constant use in all weather, the crow cam developed a glitch. I called Wingscapes to see if there were any tips on clearing up the display problem. Although out of warranty, they promptly shipped a new one. Great product, great company, great service. http://www.wingscapes.com/birdcameras/audubon-birdcam

Monument Cove, early October, low tide

The seasons are changing. Recently, I’ve been out in Acadia drawing from a vantage point above Monument Cove.

Note: The image has been updated to reflect a bit more work, didn’t feel it merited a new post.