Not sure, but I think this might be the Bay of Fires in Tasmania, that I have painted several paintings of before. My daughters went to Tasmania a couple of years ago and I asked them to take pictures so I could paint some beautiful scenes that I will never get to see. I played around with a palette knife on this one. I’m really liking the textures.
This is actually larger and not square, but my regular camera is not working very well, so I saved this from my Instagram. The actual painting is 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas.
I didn’t participate in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge for January 2017, but I did get a few paintings done in January. This one is for one of my daughters who took a trip to Tasmania in October. She loved this storm coming in over the Bay of Fires, so I tried to capture it for her in this painting.
18″ x 24″ oil on canvas
Continuing with my Tasmania series…
12″ x 24″ oil on linen
My daughters brought some beautiful photos home from their trip to Australia and Tasmania, and now I get to paint them…
18″ x 24″ oil on canvas
This one is of the Bay of Fires in Tasmania. I love the colors of the ocean and the big granite boulders. At first I thought the name came from the color of the lichen on the rocks, but it was actually named back in the 1700’s by a ship captain who saw the fires of Aboriginal people on the beaches.
I’m working on two more paintings that I’ll share soon. I can’t decide whether or not to do the 30 in 30 Challenge this time around… I guess I only have a couple of days to make up my mind. 🙂
This painting is a commissioned piece for a very old friend of mine from back in the days when we lived in Saudi Arabia… Yes, we did. In a town called Ras Tanura on the Persian Gulf. I’m sure everyone who has ever lived there remembers the beautiful turquoise waters and the white sand beach…
8″ x 8″ oil on linen
She wanted a painting of her and her 4 sisters and her mom on the beach. I pulled this painting together from several different photographs. The girls on the beach building the sand castle were actually in a photo decorating a Christmas tree. I had to come up with something for the mom and the littlest sister. The beach scene is from an actual photo of Ras Tanura beach.
Sure brings back a lot of memories…
From a photograph taken by my son on the California coast…
11″ x 14″ oil on canvas
Many of you probably have no idea where Ras Tanura is, but I spent about 6 years of life there when I was a teen. Ras Tanura is in Saudi Arabia right on the Persian Gulf. The beach there was incredibly beautiful. I remember the ocean being a turquoise color and the sand was so white… Here’s my mini rendition of that beach…
4″ x 4″ oil on mini canvas with easel
We’ve completed two weeks of paintings… Yay! Now I’m off to do some much needed house cleaning. 🙂