Fog flows in off the sea between high cliffs paling the distant pines in its silent path. This painting is a study in close values. We will employ a large variety of brush strokes, masking fluid, pen painting, lifting, and wet-into-wet washes.
A warm, golden field on the coast of Maine shadowed by a wind-blown scrub pine and scattered with wild flowers: Such a welcoming homestead. Textured methods work for us in this painting, as well as masking, pen painting, dry brushing and wet-into-wet.
The storm is over. Sunlight breaks through the clouds and casts strong reflections on puddled water and thirsty marsh grass. Bare trees pattern the clearing sky. Wet-into-wet techniques and all our texturing skills create this scene of enlightening renewal.
An elevated view in blue of distant islands across a northern bay filtered through the windswept pines. Wet-into-wet, pen painting, dry brush and stippling all play a part in this composition.