Category Archives: Art

Renoir – Moulin Huet Bay, Guernsey (1883)

Last week I was able to visit the National Gallery in London.  I do this as often as possible after a day in the office.  Frequently I make my rounds visiting the work Turner, Van Gogh, Piccasso and Seurat.  This particular visit I noticed Moulin Huet Bay, Guernsey by Renoir that was painted in 1883.  I thought that colors were amazing, the simple brush strokes conveyed so much feeling of the beach. His ability to make the sky, the sea mist and the water seem as one and also distinctly separate forced me to stare (a bit too long).  The way that the rock outcroppings are painted with tropical colors and an almost Gauguin-esque feel surprised me that it was in fact Renoir.

It has been studied and identified that the rocks have been identified as ‘Les Tas de Pois d’Amont’ on the left, while those on the right are probably ‘La Surtaut’ (Cradle Rock) which appear in Guernsey.  

Visit this painting via the Nation Gallery website

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Posted by on January 18, 2017 in Art, London


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5 Boats Racing

I am literally  turned this painting upside down before I painted the boats. So much for planning!   I think I will always have a thing for sailboats, especially small racing boats (Sunfish) like the ones I used to sail.  

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Posted by on June 18, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist


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Flowers in Mug

I just did a quick colorful flower pot(mug) with this one.  When I was finished I realized the flowers look like they have green arms that say “Goal !!”   Maybe that’s because I was watching the Copa América at the time 

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Posted by on June 18, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist


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Night Race

This was fun to paint with vibrant Holbein paints (I always use Holbein), using only a few colors, one brush and my fingers. Somehow I got technically lucky and was able to let the two sailboats pop off of the canvas in a sea and sky of the same colors – … well, I think I pulled it off :-). 

Also, I have recently realized that a lot of my works have unfinished edges.  At first I thought I would cut things down to size, but I am starting to realize I like the look. Especially with this piece, I think the right edge adds to the speed of the light-blue boat.  

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Posted by on April 3, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist


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Gulf Morning Storm

Living in a sub-tropical climate has its advantages. One advantage is wicked storms coming across the Gulf and hitting an unsuspecting beach.  

This is another one of my own works – it plopped out of my head this morning and I was able to paint it with a cup of coffee in hand.  It is no masterpiece, but I had a relaxing time doing it.  Also, I played around on this one using my fingers as brushes.  I am back in kindergarten (with caffeine). 

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Posted by on March 27, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist


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Highlighted Artist -Judy Hawkins 


Judy Hawkins has an electric yet peaceful style that I admire very much. A true intensified, but peaceful, take on the impressionistic masters.  Her luminosity and brightness are created by laying down rich thin glazes of oil paint on canvas. She has clearly mastered this technique as her works vibrancy jumps off the wall.  

Fine other fine information about her at The Gallery Walk and some of her available work can be found at The Artful Home  and Bluestone Galley.


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Posted by on March 6, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist


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Florida – Down on The Dock 

I have been experimenting with taking old (pre 1950) original photos I find at flea markets and playing around with them to make them a little happier. Amazing what some color and attitude can do. This one shows a person fishing on a backwater intercoastal  waterway around 1950.  

In my true form, my lack of any actual floral knowledge allowed me to paint this tree as wacky as I wished 🙂

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Posted by on March 1, 2016 in Art, Highlighted Artist


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