A whelk forms the base for a fanlike attachment of oyster shells – The structure of this amazing accretion is cube-like. I found it tumbling at the edge of the tideline last summer.
Taken this morning from the Ocean Course beach, looking west.
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.
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.
for 30×40 commission of London’s Chinatown.
Turtle Patrol brought this little loggerhead to the water’s edge this morning.
It’s always a gift to see a sunrise like this.
When my friend Gail Lee was traveling in Viet Nam 20 years ago, she captured a remarkable market scene. I painted the scene in watercolor years ago and just finished this rendering in oil.
This is my interpretation of a photo I took last summer. The sunrise itself was beautiful but the reflection it cast on the clouds was incredible.
In this early morning shot, my daughter captured a mysterious full moon peering through San Francisco’s towers.