Tag Archives: ocean

Kauai: The ocean and the sky

One last Kauai post. Oceans and skies. So hard to capture, but such a great challenge. If you look at the early posts with sketches from Day 1, you’ll see a timid, pretty ocean. But its’ never like that in … Continue reading

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Kauai in black and white

Figuring my way out, back to little studies… Continue reading

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Kauai, first impressions

Kauai, back again after 17 years… Continue reading

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A couple of days in Cancun to end our vacation

I can’t say I’ll ever get the hang of doing the resort thing. It’s pleasant enough, but kinda meh. But there were things about Cancun that were lovely. Like the El Rey Ruins, right on the hotel strip that were … Continue reading

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The ruins at Tulum

The setting of the ruins at Tulum is spectacular. The site is at the very edge of a cliff, the wind is strong and the ocean is an ever-changing array of jewel tones. I love painting like this, with the wind whipping … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz

A day of sketching in Santa Cruz, California. Sketching the boats from the moving dock was a strange experience: the boats rock, the moving dock I was sitting on rocked, and then there were the waves…. Together it all made … Continue reading

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Abstract Expressionism?

I thought of passing these two pieces off as Abstract Expressionism, but I think the little fish give it away. Two watercolor sketches, done at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Yes, there are jellies and sharks and all those creatures that … Continue reading

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