Lately, my art studio has been used as an organization room, while I’ve been creating art in other rooms, such as the kitchen. However, the studio room that is supposed to have all of my art organized has been a tad messy. So, I’ve embarked upon an art studio cleanup this week, and have pulled out a few paintings from the past year to touch up! Not that they needed it, but I just wanted an excuse to paint for a few minutes without getting into a whole new piece!
Here is one of them – a beach sunset. Just imagine the waves lapping up to your feet and slowly watching the setting sun move along its eternal cycle, while feeling the warm glow of its rays upon the calm waves!
While most of the East Coast of the U.S. is keeping an eye on the record-setting storm (I am too, actually), I’m busy creating a custom, Renaissance-style painting with themes of heaven, hell and love! I can’t wait to finish and deliver this painting, as I know the meaning it has for several people that are being painted into the painting! More to come later.
Here’s another recent painting of a picture I took in 2004 on the Balearic island of Formentera in the Mediterranean. It’s an acrylic on a triple-primed 6″ by 6″ wood panel. I love the turquoise blue waters of the Mediterranean. Formentera is a small island next to Ibiza with only a few small towns on the island. It’s a very peaceful place with lots of uncrowded beaches (at least during the time we went). It’s also a great place to rent bikes and ride around the island. Has anybody been to Formentera before? What was your experience?
I’ve been going through my photos from the Peace Corps a lot lately and finding inspirations for paintings. In 2008 I took a little weekend vacation “with the boys” to Puerto Viejo, Limon, on the southern Caribbean side of Costa Rica. This is may favorite place in Costa Rica. The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica seems to be less visited by tourists, yet I find it much more appealing. I think it’s prettier and enjoy the Caribbean culture more. Reggae music, jerk chicken, coconut rice and beans, slow pace, patua language (a mixture of English, Spanish and French)…
Anyways, we were hanging out and walking along the water one evening and I got this picture of a boy kicking his soccer ball along with a big fish in his hand. I think this shows a slower-paced lifestyle; go fishing, walk along the beach, play a little soccer…
I just finished it today –
It’s an acrylic on a 6″ by 6″ Ampersand artist panel.