Fresh off the easel. My newest “Big Surf” 5×7, acrylic $300 unframed. Available for a short time only. Purchase here. Photo: Mary Byrom
It was a great week in the studio! I’m in the thick of finishing paintings for my new artist-in-residence exhibit at the Beachmere Inn in their new freshly painted cafe. And of course, for my lovely collectors and galleries! Lots of new paintings are being released from the studio.
This week I’m working in the in acrylics. I love how fast and fluid they are. Sometimes acrylics suit my mood and currently I want to paint fast. All that great energy goes right into the painting. Of course it has to do with being out in a nor’easter last week. There is nothing like the power of the sea in a storm!
I’m really loving the big surf and waves. That nor’easter we had last week has embedded waves and surf into my mind. I see waves in my mind’s eye all the time!
I love doing these demos and I think Marcus (my hubby) has found a niche that is a perfect fit for him ! As soon as we go live he thinks he has his own TV comedy show. Everyone was laughing . It was so much fun!
Big Surf II, 5×7″ acrylic $300, unframed. This painting is available for a short time only. If you would like to have this painting purchase here. Photo: Mary Byrom
MORE NEW PRINTS RELEASED THIS WEEK …(7 new ones) on my site on Fine Art America
If you wish to purchase note cards and prints of my paintings, they are being posted on my page “Mary Byrom Fine Art America”. You can follow my page on Fine Art America for notification as I release new paintings into print editions.
A select collection is available now and more are posted on a daily basis. I will be releasing small studies and reproductions of some of my larger paintings.
We just had a monster storm in Maine with rain & 90 mph winds here along the coast. We had 7.5 ” rain in the coastal plain over night, inland they got hit with heavy snow. The big wind and the water combination was wild! 150 roads were closed in our county.
Two days after the storm departed it still kept sending bands of snow and rain in off the ocean. I went over to Israel’s Head in Ogunquit to paint the surf. This is the surf at the mouth of Perkins Cove as the tide is going out.
There is usually some wave action on the rocks on the Marginal Way. Today it was quite lively and even a bit too rough for the usual surfers. Nobody was out on their boards. It started to snow heavily so I moved inside the car to do some sketches.
View of surf hitting the point from Perkins Cove. This one is watercolor pencil & watercolor on 90 lb. paper.
The point awash in foam. Never seen so much beautiful white frothy foam – made you want to jump in it. This sketch is ink, water color pencil & watercolors on 125 lb. paper.
More rocks and foamy waves.
A big one hits the ledge and delivers a sloppy foamy crash.
After the foamy crash, now pulling back into the briny deep.
The following day the clouds were beginning to break up so I went to Moody Beach and Wells to see what was happening. The weather was better – no sideways snow so I could set up and get a painting in before dark.
It was low tide and still the surf was crashing.
Here’s a quick wave sketch I did.
As I packed up the sun was peaking through tiny openings in the clouds as more of that big storm headed out to sea. Its really nice living& painting in this land of big sky, big water and big weather!