Category Archives: Nature illustrations

Impressionistic renderings of natural places or details

Abbotsbury Pond

I’m pretty happy with this one. I particularly like the light. Feels like a modern day Romantic British painter did this – Turner, Constable come to mind – but i’m no art expert. Anyway, pretty happy with this one.

Abbotsbury Pond
Abbotsbury Pond

Gently Down the Beaulieu River

The New Forest, in Hampshire, offers plenty of eye candy.

This is the Beaulieu river, with some Beaulieu houses in the background.

Near Beaulieu
Near Beaulieu

Once Upon a Road Trip

I often shun Motorways in England. They’re great to get somewhere fast, but don’t let you experience  much on your way to wherever you’re going.

So when I happen on the perfect mix of gnarly trees, a thatched roof house, a dramatic sky and the right light conditions, I have to stop by the side of the road, which isn’t easy everywhere, carefully walk to the appropriate spot, and capture what I see in my mind.

This was taken in the New Forest, Hampshire, on my way to Lyndhurst.

On the road to Lyndhurst
On the road to Lyndhurst

An English Winter Scene

On a trip through the New Forest, in South-West England, I stopped by this field to capture this beautiful, gnarly tree.

Gnarly
Gnarly

Moored Boats at Dusk, Vancouver, February 2014

Another dusk image. I was starting to feel the light going. But this is such a magical hour!

 

Moored at Dusk
Moored at Dusk

Here’s a detail from the painting:

Moored at Dusk - Detail
Moored at Dusk – Detail

Original shot used as reference:

Moored at Dusk-SOURCE
Moored at Dusk-SOURCE

 

 

Dusk at Coal Harbour, Vancouver

One more in my latest adventures in Vancouver, February 2014. Water was so still, I had to jump up and down to make ripples. Well, if you believe this, I have a big statue for sale near New York ;o)

 

Dusk at Coal Harbour
Dusk at Coal Harbour

Here’s a detail from the original painting:

Dusk at Coal Harbour - Detail
Dusk at Coal Harbour – Detail

And, finally, the source image I used as reference:

Dusk at Coal Harbour-SOURCE
Dusk at Coal Harbour-SOURCE

 

 

Second installment, Vancouver, February 2014

Cities by the sea all have huge waterfronts in common. The people may be different, the feeling is very much the same. The Ocean takes precedence. And I only see a tiny part of it! For me, as a visual artist, it is an opportunity to capture cityscapes right from where I’m standing ;o)

Cityscape Coal Harbour
Cityscape Coal Harbour

 

Detail from my painting:

Cityscape Coal Harbour detail
Cityscape Coal Harbour detail

 

Original image I used as source material:

Cityscape Coal Harbour Source
Cityscape Coal Harbour Source

 

 

Friday, Nov. 5 2010 – Fall Colours

This is one of a number of studies I’m making on colour in the natural world. I also submitted it for a Pantone image competition.

Natural Pantone
Natural Pantone 534 x 630
Natural Pantone Detail
Natural Pantone Detail

Tuesday, Nov. 2 2010 – Water Cascade

Refreshing in the Arizona Deep Heat, a man-made water cascade at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort.

Water Cascade
Water Cascade 700 x 465
Water Cascade Detail
Water Cascade Detail

Monday, Nov. 1 2010 – View from the Lobby

This one took a while, but I’m very happy with it. I like that everything is in focus, even the faraway mountains 🙂

View from the Lobby
View from the Lobby 467 x 700
View from the Lobby Detail
View from the Lobby Detail