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I painted several views of Coast Guard Beach during a cold, misty summer day. I liked the tranquility and the muted colors. Occasionally the sun would peek through and create more intense colors.
I liked the patterns the receding tide created and the
gentle waves rolling in to shore.
The simplicity of this scene appealed to me with its clean lines and subtle colors.
The receding tide left rivulets of water on the beach with colorful and playful shapes. The lone figure in the background was rested peacefully within the approaching fog.
College Creek is one of the many creeks near historic Jamestown. The tides create an ever changing vista of water, land, and light.
Utah has so many beautiful landscapes I can imagine spending a lifetime painting the colors and shapes. This desert lies to the East of Zion National Park. I liked the contrast of greens and reds and the footprints left in the desert sands.
This portrait was created from a number of photos taken during a whale-watching trip off Provincetown. Zach just graduated from high school, and we were enjoying a final summer with him before he started on his own journey.
The dunes near Provincetown are pristine and ever changing. I liked the late afternoon light shining through the tops of the grasses and the patterns made by the sand. This painting is based on an old image I found in a library book that was being discarded.
This project was created for the Camera to Brush 2017 exhibition at the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center. A photo of a raven titled “Nevermore” by Archibald Fripp was the starting point. I’ve been experimenting with 3D scanning, printing, and CAD design at my job as a librarian, and wanted to incorporate 3D printing into this project. I found several raven and crow stl files on Creative Commons and modified them using Tinkercad. I started the 3D prints seven times using wood filament before I was able to create 3D prints that were structurally sound. I then used acrylic paint for the prints, oil for the desert background, shiny paper and metal for details.