from a dad's view

Rust Series-Acrylics? used like watercolor


Acrylics on 140lb cold press paper

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Lived my entire life in southern Indiana, but have always had a love for the beach and ocean. There are two places in this world that brings calm and relaxation to me, that’s walking in the woods, or strolling down an ocean beach. Even as a kid the adventure of what you might see, or what you might find while walking at both places has always been a fun time. The woods offer beautifully shaped trees, little streams rolling down the hillside, a box turtle slowly making its way through the woods or a shed whitetail antler, you just never know. The ocean, along with its rhythmic sound of waves, also offers an abundant natural and manmade wonders, from a beautifully shaped and aged piece of driftwood, seashells of all kinds, and sea life that will absolutely amaze the eye. Some just simply walk past, or walk through without actually opening their eyes, ears, and minds to actually inhale all of its wonders. This is also a symbol of the way our lives are journeyed these days, without appreciation, respect, and missing out on the true wonders of whats been given.

4 responses

  1. I love rusty things in paintings. (Not in real life!) Very interesting technique using acrylics like watercolors.

    February 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

    • Thank you Carol. I used Golden Liquid acrylics. They react a lot like watercolors but permanent.

      February 16, 2015 at 10:11 am

  2. Lovely set of beach paintings. They really empasize the peace and beauty that you talk about. I love to walk in our woods. There is always something new to see and enjoy.

    February 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

  3. Your work is outstanding!

    March 24, 2015 at 6:16 am

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