ShellLight5sm“Shallows” Oil/Linen  60″ X 65″ In progress, January 2015

Below are two details, which may give you a sense of how the image is constructed. It is made of countless strokes and dabs…all made in an effort to deal with the ‘layers’ of the image…the wave structure, the debris on the bottom, the shadows and reflections and patches of sunlight coming through the mangroves. I try to keep them straight as I paint, but very often is a simply intuitive process involving a great deal of trial and error.

ShallowsDet2SmDetail #1.

ShallowsDet1Sm

Detail #2