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Blue Pacific (study). about 6x10, oil on linen. 2016 The Fisherman's Terminal in Seattle is potential goldmine of artistic opportunity but the imagery is hard to capture when working on location. A painting partner described it as "the black diamond slope of plein air painting".  The problem is

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Vampy (WIP). 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2016 You know it's been a long and difficult painting day when the trash bag that contains your discarded paper towels weighs more than the plywood panel you were painting on. This side view is a painting that I was working on and really struggling with today.

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I've done paintings of boats and ships a few times, albeit with varying rates of success, but I felt the need to do something different with this one.

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