Sunday, June 13, 2010

Finished a new fantasy painting, Crimson Mermaid:

Crimson Mermaid

A dark-haired mermaid with a red tail gazes at the luminous full moon, shining through a break in the clouds. The night sky shades of gold, rose, crimson, burgundy and dark blue reflect on the water. This fantasy seascape is an original acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped stretched canvas (the 3/4" sides are finished off in black acrylic)--no need to frame. It has been lightly varnished to protect the paint and preserve the lustrous colors. The copyright watermarks on the image do not appear on the actual painting. Prints and pendants are also available.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Working away on the peace tree painting. The plum background is in and most of the tree branches. I've started on the orange blossoms and thinking about the dragonflies.
We thought we'd beat the heat today and head over to Half Moon Bay. Unfortunately, there was a bicycle marathon of some sort going on down Highway 92 (not really wide enough to accommodate it), so we decided to go a little further up the coast to Rockaway Beach in Pacifica. It's been quite awhile since we visited this lovely spot. As is often the case, hot weather inland translated to cool fog along the coast.

This area, in general, always has interesting foliage growing in the sand dunes:

I liked this dramatic view of the beach from a bluff with wildflowers:

This looks like a good spot for a mermaid painting :-):

We walked as far as this wonderful cypress tree, which I'd spied from the road as we went past:

You can expect to see it in a painting at some point soon :-).