The series explores two very different styles of painting.
The FANTASIA series is a study in very ethereal landscapes. With light as my muse, and my signature glazing methods of applying many transparent layers, the overall effect is a soothing subtle ombre of tones. I finish these painting with a high-gloss varnish to illuminate the reflections of light.
The BEACH series evolved from my experimentation with the color field school of painting where the paint is applied un-primed canvas which creates a totally different effect as the paint is absorbed into the canvas vs. sitting on top of the surface. For these paintings the canvas is wetted down first. It is a very 'immediate' style of painting. I still implement my signature layering of tones, however, the process does not allow for more than four layers due to the interaction of the paint and the canvas.
Paintings are listed from left to right
Fantasia 1, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, 2018
Fantasia 3, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, 2018
Fantasia 4, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, 2018
Reflection, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, 2016
Nantucket, acrylic on canvas, 30 X 24 inches, 2016
Serenity, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, 2016
Ebb Tide, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, 2016
Montauk, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, 2016