Seascape & Nautical Paintings

Gathering Tide – watercolor seascape painting

“Gathering Tide” – 11" x 15",  watercolor on paper. This painting is available It was an honor to have been invited to demonstrate my watercolor painting technique in conjunction with the New England Watercolor Society’s Annual Signature Members Show in February 2018....

“Cape Ann” – watercolor en plein air seascape painting

“Cape Ann” – 11" x 15", This painting is available This one is 90% en plein air! I suppose we all have our favorite places to paint.  I certainly do, and the Cape Ann area of Massachusetts is one of them. It is a place that has been visited and painted by artists for...

“Beach Shadows” – watercolor seascape painting

"Beach Shadows" - 11" x 15", matted to 16" x 20" for easy, low cost framing “Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” – Robert Henri The calmest of oceans.  I've written before...

“Evening Surf, Bass Rocks” – Watercolor Seascape Painting

"Evening Surf, Bass Rocks" - 7 1/2" x 11" So, my Achilles injury has had me "confined" to the studio lately. Normally,  most of my painting is done "en plein air".  Since that hasn't been possible for while, I've been revisiting some older works that...

“Drydock After Hours” – Watercolor Plein Air Painting

Painting of a Boat in Drydock It's funny, but I'm not sure whether to consider this a landscape, seascape or "nautical".  Certainly the theme is nautical. There are no sea or land elements in the painting, but there is a boat - so I guess it's a nautical! Plein Air...

“Bass Rocks, Morning Light”

   "Bass Rocks, Morning Light" - 10 1/2" x 14 1/2" This painting was done "en plein air" at the Bass Rocks area of Gloucester, Massachusetts on an August morning. It was a mild morning, the sea was at low tide and was calm.  Low sunlight highlighted the...

“Ocean Lawn South”

"Ocean Lawn South" 9" x 13" Seascape scene painted on a calm and gentle summer day. Painted at the Coolidge Reservation in Maganolia-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts [add_to_cart...

“Repair & Refit” – watercolor seascape nautical painting

Manchester-by-the-Sea is a beautiful and quaint village along the coast of Cape Ann. It is both picturesque and paint-able. Surprising, I guess, that I cho0se subjects that are not so quaint.  "Repair & Refit" is a painting of a sailer, up on the blocks for repair in...

New Painting – “Beached”

In my post on May 6, I mentioned that my usual landscape subjects were not inspiring me and that the my usual solution to lack of inspiration is to work on something new.  At that time, I began working on a still life composed of wine bottles placed in front of my...