Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Romy's Prawns and Shrimp"

11 X 14 Acrylic

56 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI

So this month I finally went to Hawaii!....well virtually.  
This month's Virtual Paintout hosted by Bill Guffey.  While searching via Google Maps Street View for the perfect spot to paint, I found this fun red building in the midst of farming fields.  The red truck matched it's building as did several red picnic tables.  If I were really there, this would be a great place to eat some fresh prawns and shrimp!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Osprey Nest at #6

24 X 48 Acrylic on canvas
 $1000 Available

This piece was so much fun to paint.  I took a reference photo from our sailboat out on the West River on the Chesapeake Bay.  If you are not familiar with channel markers, there are these migrating birds called Osprey.  They come back to the Bay in the Springtime and build these huge nests....really they are about 3 - 4 feet wide!  Most of the markers have nests and sometimes you can see the newborns peeking their heads out.  Of course the parent's are very protective of the nests and when a boat passes by, the Osprey will circle out to distract onlookers from their nest.  Often while sitting on my back deck, you may hear a loud snap...and then see an Osprey with a large branch flying overhead....HEY I wonder if one of those branches I painted is from my tree!