New Island Art Series- featuring window views

“Island Bar Coral” is the first of three Island Bar painting inspired by photos I took while in St. Kitts. The tropical breezes blow through the rooms in most homes and businesses, keeping them cool. My thoughts were to be outside of a bar or kitchen looking through another window and the beautiful island landscape and palms beyond.

What happened to me as an artist was that during the couple of weeks doing this series, I found myself HAPPY. Music was playing and a bit of dancing in my studio…I hope the happy feeling comes across and make the owner of my paintings experience some joy.

This one is 24×36″ gallery wrap. I have attached photos of the progression and various stages of the work.

Island Bar Coral 24x48Island Bar Coral progisland coral decor

Monkeys on the Islands

Here is my reference photo that I shot at Shipwreck in St. Kitts and the completed painting. Originally, my vision was to do a dark painting of mostly browns and darks. However the more I worked on it, bright colors started to emerge so I let it go in that direction. I may start another with the original intention but I liked this one in the tropical colors. There are times that I fight with myself on when to stop or what direction to head for (as most artist do, right?)

Monkey on Mppnlight inspMonkey progress