Seascapes

Paintings that involve oceans or Great Lakes.

Low Tide

I am torn between the beauty and grace of the seagull along the Lake Michigan coastline, and their intrusiveness when it comes to wishing to snatch away my lunch.   One time I was painting at Laguna Beach and glanced down to see a gull half inside of my granola bag happily snacking away.   I decided to portray these excellent fishermen among the rocks and seashore searching for stunned fish caught up in the tide!    This is a high key painting that really shines in a room that lacks natural light.

Low Tide

I am torn between the beauty and grace of the seagull along the Lake Michigan coastline, and their intrusiveness when it comes to wishing to snatch away my lunch.   One time I was painting at Laguna Beach and glanced down to see a gull half inside of my granola bag happily snacking away.   I decided to portray these excellent fishermen among the rocks and seashore searching for stunned fish caught up in the tide!    This is a high key painting that really shines in a room that lacks natural light.

WInter at James Street Beach

Living only eight miles from Lake Michigan I can be found there frequently painting en plein air or taking photo references.  My clients tell me that my lake scenes are their very favorites.  Maybe this is because I love the big lake so much.   I have heard it said,  "Paint what you love and you will love what you paint".  There is a great deal of truth to those words.  Most days.  

Lion's Gate Bridge

This was painted after attending an AFC exhibition opening in Vancouver.  I think this painting represents well what Vancouver is famous for.  A major urban area fiercly protective of the wildlife and nature that surround it.   I tried to portray more nature than structure as a reminder that we exist in nature, not the other way around.

A Boy and His World

I was out doing a photo shoot for a large acrylic commission.  The family requested small children near the lake shore.   I saw this wonderful moment,  this boy, walking down the beach enjoying the way the wind was blowing his towel behind himself.   I imagine he was thinking himself to be a superhero.   For me,  he was that day.    He took me back to the simple moments of childhood, walking on the beach, wondering how close I could get to the gulls before they flew away.   We have cheeky gulls here.   They are beggars and wait for handouts.   They seldom leave the walking path quickly.

Flying Low

The daily life of seagulls flying low over the shoreline of Lake Michigan.  This painting is Gallery Wrap, wide relief canvas and image wrapped.  No framing is neccessary.