I put my last three oil paintings in an assembly line to paint the sides. I often take over the dining room table to perform this task.
The painting in the middle is based on our trip up to Watercolor Beach, FL with Chula, our dog. I think I will call it "I Only Have Eyes for You". John was focused on Chula and not the beautiful woman who rode by on the sunlit sidewalk next to a stream. I knew when I took this photo, that I would capture that moment on a canvas one day. I miss our little Chula. She loved to go on trips with us.
I also painted this glistening waterlily painting based on a Florida marsh at sunset. The carnival of colors are delightful and memorizing. I am a big fan of Monet and can see his influence in the way I paint my waterlily paintings. I remember visiting an art museum and admiring one of his waterlily paintings. I asked the curator why the edges still had white canvas showing and remarked that it looked unfinished. She said that Monet did not like to paint the edges of his painting.
Last, are some grassy sand dunes with a path that greets you with flowering railroad vines by weathered fences. The sandy path invites you to take a walk down to the beach. I have been called the water and path painter. Many of my paintings have these elements. I am intrigued by paths and where they may lead. I also find water relaxing, and I spent so much time fishing and going to the beach, that I am sure saltwater runs through my veins. I have lived near bodies of water most of my life. If I am not near water, I feel like a fish out of water.
I will be setting up the assembly again to varnish them. I will post large photos soon!.