Category Archives: Tips on Painting

Surprise

Surprise

“Surprise” is an oil painting on linen 12″ x 36″ created as a private commission where the  purchaser wanted me inspired by a scene from the movie, “Master and Commander: Far Side of the World”. I brought together a photo I took from a sunset sail in Key West and photos I  had taken of the H.M.S. Rose under sail In Milford Harbor, CT.  The H.M.S. Rose, a recreation vessel, was transformed into the H.M. S. Surprise for the film. Prints of this are available in our web store in the Maritme section.

Banyan Canyon Rodeo

Banyon Canyon Rodeo

Banyan Canyon Rodeo began as a small, 12″ x 9″, plein air painting on the grounds of the Ringling mansion in Sarasota,FL.  A squirrel scampered about and preened on a branch as I was painting. In the studio, the painting cried out for more interest and I remembered the squirrel’s visit and decided to imagine what might go in at this location when no one is looking.