Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dogs on the Beach #4

10x8 acrylic on gessoboard
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I liked the way these guys looked in a group, just talking. 
What was funny was their dog was just as chill, more interested in his human companions
than all the other dogs running around on the beach. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dogs on the Beach #3

8x10 acrylic on gessoboard
I think these dogs are taking their owner for a walk.
Either way, the surf, the salty air and the beach made the walk enjoyable for all.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dogs on the Beach #2


8x10 inches acrylic on Gessoboard

This little pug needed plenty of encouragement from his owner to keep up with her.
It was a beautiful day for a walk on the beach.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dogs on the Beach #1

8x10 acrylic on Gessoboard
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This is the first in a series of paintings I am doing of dogs on the beach. 
My inspiration comes from the many times that I have watched  dogs running around on the beach during the off-season.   I enjoy watching the interaction of owners with their pets and the pure joy of these dogs as they have the time of their lives. 
The interaction between human and animal, the sunlight, the colors - all of these combine to make dynamic compositions that inspire me to paint.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Blue Skies, Beach Sand and Happy Dogs


- Still technically the off-season, so there were plenty of pups on the beach today.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Beach Ball

8x10" watercolor
I had a blast painting this. 
When I snapped the original photo, I noticed the color, movement and composition was right on and decided that I would paint this scene.  This is my oldest son, Brent,
 playing paddle ball at the beach.  I am planning on trying this scene again in acrylic and seeing if I like the loose feel of that or the crisp look of the watercolor...