OIls & pastel- kayak art: I am a kayaker, not the most agile one as you’ll see if you read the stories below. My passion is water, it’s what I paint and some of my best inspiration has been on the water in a kayak.
I enjoy painting the subtleties of water and how reflections change and become their own image while the depth beneath has it’s own intricacies.
This is what I love about painting water and why it has been a joy for me both through photography, oil painting, pastels on paper and writing.
These original paintings have already sold but I do commissions from photographs, etc. We can capture that moment and why you enjoy being out on the water, kayaking, surfing, etc.
Original Oil Paintings and Pastels from a Kayak: Lake Texoma 2018
16×20 oil on canvas
Lake Texoma 2018, from one of many trips to Lake Texoma.
This image of Lake Texoma was from a kayak-I enjoyed the colors and how you can see the bottom and the rich warm colors of the stones.
Original oil on canvas-16×20 standard 1/4 inch thick canvas. for sale $600. Prints available on request.
Catamaran at Galveston Bay
18×24 oil on 1 1/4 inch thick canvas
Original oil on canvas-18×24 standard 1-1/4 inch canvas. for sale $900. Prints available on request.
This painting is actually a remake from a pastel sketch from Sandy Hook New Jersey, I created this years earlier. I liked the orange and yellow and how it reacted with the cooler colors of the water.
This series of sailboats and water craft were a departure from previous more detailed work, I concentrated more on the colors and the movement of water as expressed with looser strokes.
Blog posts from kayaking trips.
This is the first kayak trip of our road trip and at this point I am rethinking the whole idea. I can’t say it was wonderful.
The last time I kayaked was the first time in the Florida surf. I lost a rod, got dumped beneath a wave and remembered how awkward it can be when nature makes a fool out of you.
How fast time flies, a year of selling insurance, a new car, a year of building an art and writing business and here we are out on the water again. It’s been two years since I’ve been out on the water and I wish I could say it was smooth sailing.