As an older woman I still like to swim in the ocean and do a little boogie boarding. When you were out past the waves you see the ocean little bit differently as the light hits the crest of the waves changing the colors. In the reflections on the top of the water are different colors in the water itself. Noticing these little differences and then trying to capture that with paint is definitely a challenge. I worked in acrylic which does not blend as well as the oils but I think it works…anyway I am happy with the results.

“Uplifting” is 30×30″ gallery wrap 1.5″ width requires no frame. 

Mermaid with Baby

“Underwater Madonna” is 48 x 30″ gallery wrap acrylic painting. I actually started this painting last fall but set it aside until I could complete the painting. Sometimes as days go by working on areas of a large canvas, one may get lost in the details and not even notice issues that need corrections. Giving some space allows you to analyze freshly. Since I made the entire scene up, there were issues with light and also her form.

Tropical Island Landscapes

Recently I’ve been taking some of my old travel photography and painting from them. After the last hurricane destroyed much of the Abaco islands… Elbow Key, Hopetown, I was rather heartbroken because I had shot several weddings there and fell in love with a little bay.

Here are some of the paintings done of the bungalows at the Hopetown Lodge.

They are 24 x12″ and 20×10″. Affordable, small (for me) accent paintings. Inquire for more information.

The vibrancy of the Caribbean emulated with my deliberate, lively brush strokes.