Man Overlooking the Beach

I painted this at Illinois Beach State Park on the 4th of July. Lots of people came and went as I painted, but the man at the top of the hill was there for almost the entire time I was painting. I think he must have gone through four cigars because he was smoking almost that entire time, too (Unless one cigar can last several hours?).

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Man Overlooking the Beach, 16×12 in, acrylic on gessoboard

Prints of this piece can be purchased through Fine Art America. The original is also available for purchase.

Morning at Waukegan Beach

The last time I took my children to the beach, I was struck by how different the perspective was when I was sitting in the sand building castles with them instead of standing up at my easel. So I came back to the exact same spot and painted sitting down, from the same perspective.

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Morning at Waukegan Beach, 12x16in, acrylic on gessoboard

Prints of this piece are available here. The original is also available for purchase.