The Art Fly

“Centered”

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Oil Painting
7×5″ bevel-edge panel

A solitary gift from the sea. The beautiful designs of a seashell could get lost in the mix, but each deserves its own little stage. I’ve always been fascinated and inspired by the exquisite designs in Nature. My life is surrounded by shells, beach stones, animal skulls and seedpods, bamboo, cinnamon bark…all gifts from Nature! (And these things will make an appearance in one form or another on this blog.)

Please email me if you are interested in this painting.

“Sunset on Block Island, RI”

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I’m back from a week on beautiful Block Island, where every sunset was the highlight of the day! I took this photo of a couple who had the best seats on the island.

If I had a list of favorite sounds, waves washing over beach stones would be at the top.

Speaking of beach stones, the car was loaded with new treasures for the trip back to Pennsylvania. My paintings and silverpoints of these are in the works and will be coming here soon!

“Behind the Scenes”

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Silverpoint Drawing
5.5×7.5″ lavender-gray prepared paper

Timeless and endless. There is no end in sight to the beach stone compositions! That’s me behind the scenes, reflected in the shiny black ball.

This silverpoint drawing is on lavender-gray prepared paper. Those of you visiting The Art Fly blog may have noticed the various tints I use in preparing the silverpoint paper/panels. They provide a contrast to the white highlights that I like to add. I’m presently enjoying the pale purple tint for the beach stones. Other tints that you’ll see popping up here are blue-gray, green-gray, pale coral, and pale ocher. I’m constantly experimenting with colors, formulas, and types of paper.

Please email me if you are interested in this silverpoint.

“Stripes and Sphere”

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Silverpoint Drawing
5×7″ lavender-gray prepared paper

A gem of a beach stone! I discovered this beauty in Block Island, RI and it is one of the many individuals that will make future appearances in the paintings and silverpoints on this blog.

Please email me if you are interested in this silverpoint.