I came across these two rollerbladers while visiting Boston. For this painting, the bold clothing and protective gear this couple were wearing was too good to pass up. The symmetry of the composition in this piece was used to contrast the action and sense of play.
On a summer day I had plans for a seafood dinner. The impulse to paint these wonderfully strange animals was too strong to resist.
Friends own a home that has a very productive Apricot tree. Their home is in an old neighborhood in Portland. I’m always interested in this little garden space and wanted to capture its special appeal.
The owners favorite photograph of their deceased pet was the inspiration for this painting. Intense colors helped me achieve the feel of the day, sunny and hot. This Lucky dog seemed very happy to go for a swim on a perfect summer day.