Original paintings of Maine in Pastel, Watercolor, Oil, Asian Ink and Japanese Gold Leaf.
Right off the Easel
My paintings explore the landscapes and seascapes of life here on the coast of Downeast Maine. Living in nature subject to its power, humbles me inspiring stories about living in it and how to cherish it
whopaints Gallery & Studio in Winter Harbor, Maine
is open to the public year round. It is place in which one can relax, browse, ask questions and investigate supplies.
WHY DIFFERENT MEDIUMS
Being essentially a visual story teller, I work in 5 different mediums choosing the one with the right ‘voice’ for the story being told.
Watercolor is liquid and amorphous; I let the water move the pigment.
Soft pastel on sand paper builds depth taking the eye into the picture. Using a tender wrist while not blending, I can build 10-15 distinct layers including using complementary and warm and cool colors.
Oil is goopy richly textured.