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A   short walk in the forest at the Garden of Eden, before walking around the East Head rocks on a stunning morning.  Kirsten suggested that I look at the work of Elaine de Kooning. Particularly, her portrait work, which was opportune as I started work on a portrait of Sinni, one of the homeless guys we pass on our way for our morning cappuccino.  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/elaine-de-kooning-paints-a-portrait/?no-ist His hat,

An abstract work of the sea looking down from the cliffs of East Head. Done as a study for a larger canvas I have. Not sure I will be able to replicate it given that I have no idea what I was doing. Indian yellow, with Turquoise Blue, Phthalo Green and Cobalt Teal rubbed into each other. A spot of Transparent Gold Ochre and Primary

Niagara Falls 1893-1894 Oil on Canvas 51cmx40cm In the manner of the French master Claude Monet (1840–1926), Twachtman painted at least fourteen versions of Niagara at different times of the day, recording subtle nuances of light and providing some of the rocky structure of the falls to anchor the viewer on firm land.  Twachtman’s technique is bold and confident, moving remarkably toward abstraction while remaining true

Owl greeting the sunset. The sunroom of the house a haven on these chilly days. Morning walks hurried and afternoon walks scrambled between Tour De France. Whole pumpkin cooked on the weber, with chèvre. The pumpkin essentially for Polly's food, but an excuse to try something I haven't done for far too long. Served with grilled lamb chops made for a simple, scrumptious dinner. My

Sun out, monstrous seas at the Heads. The challenge to paint seas that dance. Carefree, with wild abandon. Yet, restless. Full of power. Van Gogh's 'Seascape at Saintes-Maries', an inspiration, as is the incredible abstract painting by Turner, 'Storm at Sea'. Sunshine on the balcony of the apartment making for perfect afternoons where the wine evaporates. Waters of the lagoon, an inviting mirror smooth

Oil on Canvas 50cmx40cm The challenge to paint seas that dance. Carefree, with wild abandon. Yet, restless. Full of power. Spray from the pounding waves, caught in the rainbow hues of morning sunlight.  Van Gogh's 'Seascape at Saintes-Maries', an inspiration, as is the incredible abstract painting by Turner, 'Storm at Sea'. The essence of crating an abstract painting still a mystery to me, but I think