Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

--Leonardo da Vinci

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Peaceful Coastline

Peaceful Coastline
18 x 24
One of the greatest attributes of the Pacific Northwest is the stunning coastline. It's a coastline that can be experienced and described in countless ways, with awe inspiring moments at every turn.  It's a coastline that can be as rugged as a steel mill, and as peaceful as a cup of tea.
With such a broad range of emotions that can be felt there, it's not surprising that it's such a draw to most everyone. 
For me as a painter, I am always trying to capture the mood or the feeling of a subject. And that's part of what makes painting the Washington/Oregon coastline an obvious choice. 
The amazing subtle grays on display any given day, offer substance and depth that you can sink your teeth into. Like a hot bowl of homemade stew, it warms the soul and feeds the spirit.
Make sure to save February 1 2013, on your calendar for my First Friday, solo show debut at Art on the Boulevard , "Moods of the Pacific Northwest."
It's sure to be a moooooding experience.....:)


  1. I agree about Oregon's coastline! And you've captured the peacefulness well. Great job! :) Congrats on your solo show debut, too!

  2. HI Michael,
    Wishing you luck on your coastal opening. You've caught such a wonderful mood of our Northwest Coast.

  3. You don't have to tell me twice to set aside the date--I'll be there! I love this painting. What a great job you did expressing all the nuance of the coast. Perfect color and the foreground is especially well done. wow!

  4. Thank you all for the terrific comments. I am glad you enjoy the piece. Feb. 1 is right around the corner and will be here before i know it.