My alter ego as evidenced by my secondary body of work in mixed media. After completing several new pastel paintings I usually am driven to stretch my artistic wings and delve into absstract mixed media work. I find it more difficult to create this genre but enjoy the mental stimulus it provides.
Wash ashore is the name given to residents who are not born and bred on Cape Cod. Conch shells of this size are not native to the beaches of the cape, hence the title. This painting is almost complete. The sand surrounding the base of the shell keeps calling to me for some finishing touches, but I'm not sure what those should be so I'm letting it percolate for awhile. As you can see, I've had a productive summer.
Montana Sky was recently selected for the nationally juried show, For Pastels Only On Cape Cod, 2011. The show was hosted by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and was juried by renowned artists Frank Federico and Deborah Quinn-Munson. The quality of the show was of an impressive caliber and I was very happy to be in such good company.
This is a painting of the view in front of our favorite restaurant, The Bookstore, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. It is my first attempt at a low-light sunset painting and I was rather pleased with the outcome. My favorite time of the day is when the light is low in the sky and twilight is approaching. Cape Cod is well known for its glorious sunsets and I couldn't resist trying to capture this one.