Painting again after a two year hiatus…

It’s been about two years since I last picked up a paint brush… Lannie started teaching a painting class at the Grapevine Unity Church, patterned after a class taught by a beloved teacher – Leslie Carter – back in Corona, CA. In fact, that’s where we met.

Leslie taught a method that used a subtractive process monochromatic underpainting. While I no longer strictly use that process, I still like to rough in my painting with the values in a mixture of burnt sienna and burnt umber. That way I can see if the composition and balance are good. It also gives me a bit of a road map!

This painting is of the canal-side quay in Frontignan, on the Canal du Rhone. (Frontignan is just about ten kilometers or so from the Mediterranean port of Sete.) These boats were probably restored just to look good tied up along the quay. I wonder how often they actually got out!


Here is a sampling of work that I have done, I’ve grouped them into three basic genres: Scenics, Nautical and Portraits.

These first paintings are scenics, some of places I’ve been and a few that are copies of a couple artists I admire. I sell my own original work but the copies were gifts to family, so I didn’t infringe on any copyright issues!

This next group of paintings has a nautical theme:

This group of paintings are more portrait oriented. The portraits of the athletes are available in a (now very) limited edition series of giclees, numbered and signed both by the artist and the athlete!


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