Nor’easter at Sandy Beach – $150 unframed

17 01 2010

This is another project that’s been on my to-do list for a long time.  Ocean Drive on Mt. Desert Island is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Maine, and Sandy Beach is one of the most popular stops along the way.  I caught it during a storm, with unbelievable waves crashing against the rocks and the beach in rapid succession.  Here is my impression of the event.  (I show three stages of development; the final version is yet to come…).  By the way, just down the road from here  is where several people were washed off the rocks by a rogue wave last fall, with at least one dead.  The sheer power of these waves is unbelievable.

This is the underpainting, on a 12″ x 16″ canvasboard toned with viridian green.

Stage 2 – blocking in some shape and color.

Added most of the details I wanted; some more refinement needed.

Here is the final version – on a 12″ x 16″ canvasboard.  Maybe someday it will turn into a major studio painting, 30 x 40???



6 01 2010

Here are the photos I’ll be working from.

The panels have been ordered, shipped, and on the way. In the meantime, I’m designing the project in my head. Here is the picture the customer has asked to be painted.

30 12 2009
Sunrise photo

Sunrise on Veierland

I have just received a new commission to paint a Norwegian sunrise on three large (24″ x 48″) panels. My immediate reaction, besides being very excited about this project, is to turn it into an advanced class in seascape painting. Stay tuned for details as they develop!

27 12 2009