Georgia Waters Series 1:

This is a part of a larger series that include animals and plants in wetlands native to the state of Georgia. I have fallen in love with living in Savannah. As a native of New York, I enjoy the warm humid air and the foliage of Savannah. There is so much beauty to see. I know that I am not perfect, but there is perfection around me.

I never paint exactly what I see. 🙂 I work with what I see.

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Swans: Oil on Linen Finished

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Swans: 12″ x 16″ on Linen Board

I ended up revising some of the painting. I wanted the water to have more movement and energy to contrast the smoothness and warmth of the swans. I am a big fan of working on linen with oil. Liquin, an oil medium, works great in making the oils spreadable. I still miss the ease and quickness of my acrylic paints. There are also fewer chemicals involved with acrylic. I think there is a softness and smoothness that acrylic does not capture, especially when it comes to animals and people.

 

Soliloquy by Sea: Acrylic on Gesso Board

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9″ x 12″ Gesso Board

I was not sure where I was going with this one in the beginning, but I decided to paint from my own imagination. I use a variety of brushes and palette knives over each other to create a composition that I felt capture my mood. I wanted the water to show movement, yet stillness. I wanted to use a combination of free brush strokes, elements of abstract art, and yet maintain some structure and control.