Sand Beach, right side, Continued

Sand Beach, right side, 18 x 12 inches, pencil and chalk on board

Sand Beach, right side, 18 x 12 inches, pencil and chalk on board

I am back after a week of vacation on the mountains of British Columbia. I picked up an unfinished drawing from the fall and gave it another go. It was a beautiful morning out in the park and the accumulated rust from a week of idleness was not too heavy. Sadly it looks like we’re in for a week of windy and/or wet weather. Studio time…

Patience, Figure Study

Patience, graphite and chalk on toned paper, 15 x 15 inches

Patience, graphite and chalk on toned paper, 15 x 15 inches

There is a new figure drawing group in Bar Harbor on Monday nights. It feels good to get back into drawing the figure although some rust has accumulated…

Precepice, Winter Afternoon

Precepice, Winter afternoon

Precipice, Winter afternoon

A small, relatively quick one. Dimensions to follow… and perhaps an image shot in some better light.

Edit: a newly updated shot, but I am still lacking a decent photo. Perhaps soon.
This was done both out on site in the park and finished up in the studio. The site is one of my perennial winter favorites although the light on the south wall of the Precipice changes with somewhat alarming rapidity.

Just starting in– Sand Beach, Work in Progress, 24 x 36

Sand Beach, oil on panel 24 x 36 inches

Sand Beach, oil on panel 24 x 36 inches

I spent a few hours today laying in the composition for this piece. 24 x 36 is a big piece for me but I’m finding the scale to be liberating. Small paintings require delicacy and restraint. If you pull it off with elan, it’s cool. However, the result is sadly, a very small but refined image. Yeah, going bigger…