Blog — ocean

Tropical Waters - 16x20

jamaica ocean seascape

Tropical Waters - 16x20

I was playing with texture with this one.  I added a layer of gesso to the canvas with a palette knife before I started, just to add some interest. Then I had fun with these tropical ocean colors against the coming rain clouds.  From a super old reference shot from our honeymoon.  Oil on stretched canvas, 16x20 inches Currently being displayed, up in the shop next month. 

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Carpinteria Bluffs Cliff - 8x8

beach bluffs carpinteria cliff ocean

Another one painted for the studio tour, this one got snatched up pretty quick. 

Oil on cradled panel, 8x8 inches

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Sunset at the Bluffs - 6x6

beach California carpinteria carpinteria bluffs landscape ocean oil painting

I was really sad to not participate in the annual studio tour this weekend, but since most of my studio is packed in boxes waiting for our approaching move date I guess I didn't have much of a choice :) 

I'm really fond of how this little piece turned out.  It was one of those afternoons that was just perfectly warm and sunny, and the purple sunset shadows were just beginning to creep up.

Oil on...

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Jelly Bowl Outlook - 5x7

beach carpinteria jelly bowl ocean sunset

The perfect spot for a picnic...well as long as you don't sit in one of the big pools of beach tar :) 

Oil on panel, 5x7 inches

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Rain and Birds - 8x10 Oil Sketch

California clouds ocean plein air

I wanted to go out and paint (because the clouds were amazing!), but I could tell they were going to open up and pour on me any second.  So I stayed in the studio and painted the view from my window.  The ocean was an amazing color, a teal shade, that made it look much more tropical than it actually is. 

Oil on panel, 8x10 inches

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