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
12″ x 12″ oil on canvas
Another in my series from Tasmania. 🙂
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…
I’ve been trying to post each one of these paintings separately, but I can’t seem to get the individual photos to line up and accurately portray the colors. This is a commissioned piece made up of 3 12″ x 12″ gallery wrapped canvases, so the painting actually continues on the sides of each one.
3 12″ x 12″ oil on gallery wrapped canvases
I have been working on this commissioned painting for about 3 weeks now. And I’m missing out on the January 30 in 3o, but I have 3 more paintings commissioned for January and I think I will just concentrate on those.
15″ x 30″ oil on gallery wrapped canvas
So grateful for the opportunity to do these paintings. The other three are also of the California coast and will line up together to make one painting. So cool… Love doing this, but I miss the challenge. You all have fun and I will be watching from afar… 🙂
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. 🙂