Accretion No. 1

fullsizeoutput_cb0 Channeled Whelk with Barnacle Adornment – Last summer I found quite a number of unusual shells on our stretch of the Atlantic Coast. When I first saw this shell rolling in the surf, I glanced at it and kept walking. Then I stopped and went back for it, realizing I had never seen anything quite like this weathered, old shell. It has a rugged beauty. 


Korean Market


I just finished this painting of a Korean vegetable market. Many years ago I painted this in watercolor. Exploring it in oil has been a more forgiving process.



This image (actual size 5″x6″) is the spontaneous study I did for the Korean Market painting. It’s always interesting to see the color mixes that happen quickly in these little studies.