Thursday, March 1, 2012

Colors and Patterns at the Blythewold dock

These paintings were made from the dock at Blythewold, an early 20th century mansion, open to the public here in Rhode Island.  I loved the rich and stippled patters combined with the tumbled geometry of the stonework. Rough textures and surfaces like this always seem to yield wonderful color. I especially enjoyed painting a peach colored sky for the dock painting.

Blythewold beach stairs digital landscape

Blythwold dock digital landscape

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Abstract Animals

At Coggeshell Farm in Rhode Island, a working 1800's era farm, I found these animals in their fabulous environs in such different light conditions. I really enjoyed the way they broke up into abstract shapes and forms in this painting process.

Cow in misty field

Sow in pig heaven

Ewe and Lamb in shadows of the barn