Category Archives: Gravelly Beach

series of paintings from a backyard on the edge of Eld Inlet, Puget sound. include: oil, acrylic, watercolour, oil pastel, charcoal plus mud and bark

For Hannah – Gravelly Beach #18

For Hannah – Gravelly Beach #18
For Hannah – Gravelly Beach #18

For Hannah – Gravelly Beach #18
16″x20″
acrylic on stretched canvas

Background about “Postcards from Gravelly Beach” painting series

“Postcards from Gravelly Beach” series is underway in my #ArtEveryDay series.

Backstory:

Lived in a trailer we rented from Bernice on Gravelly Beach Rd.

Some crazy shit went down with the house I owned in town which required a ton of energy and stress.

When returned home, i’d rush out to the backyard before the end of the sun with a basic oil painting set and an easel.

i painted the view in 20 or so ways, in half a dozen mediums, various sizes, styles and techniques – all of which you’ll see you’series, ll see during the next fortnight.

The freedom of painting re-sparked my poetic exploits as I started a spoken word literature podcast called Postcards from Gravelly Beach which featured my own work and works of my heroes.

I found it tremendously therapeutic to give my words and audience as well as cathartic to say the words out loud during a time of transition.

Wasn’t long after that on a trip to Europe, I wrote a significant sized cycle of poetry and painted a load of landscapes with a stack of sketches waiting for rainy days to finish.

In all, that Renaissance all started with about $20 worth of art supplies.

Curious to see which postcards folks enjoy the most.

#ArtSavesLives

Orion – Gravelly Beach #16

Orion – Gravelly Beach #16
Orion – Gravelly Beach #16

Orion – Gravelly Beach #16
9″x9″
oil on stretched canvas

Onisan – Gravelly Beach #15 (by brother Bob)

Onisan – Gravelly Beach #15 (by brother Bob)
Onisan – Gravelly Beach #15 (by brother Bob)

Onisan – Gravelly Beach
(by brother Bob)
charcoal

Vase – Gravelly Beach #14

Vase – Gravelly Beach #14
Vase – Gravelly Beach #14

Vase – Gravelly Beach #14
16″x20″
oil on stretched canvas

Pathway – Gravelly Beach #13

Pathway – Gravelly Beach #13
Pathway – Gravelly Beach #13

Pathway – Gravelly Beach #13
16″x20″
acrylic on stretched canvas

Stillwater – Gravelly Beach #12

Stillwater – Gravelly Beach #12
Stillwater – Gravelly Beach #12

Stillwater – Gravelly Beach #12
11-½ x18 / charcoal on paper (torn)

Fireworks – Gravelly Beach #11

Fireworks – Gravelly Beach #11
Fireworks – Gravelly Beach #11

Fireworks – Gravelly Beach #11
9″x12″ oil on canvas sheet

Driftwood – Gravelly Beach #10

Driftwood – Gravelly Beach #10
Driftwood – Gravelly Beach #10

Driftwood
16×20
oil on canvas

Night Spar – Gravelly Beach #9

Night Spar – Gravelly Beach #9
Night Spar – Gravelly Beach #9

Night Spar
9″x12″
oil on canvas sheet

Clam Dig – Gravelly Beach #8

Clam Dig – Gravelly Beach #8
Clam Dig – Gravelly Beach #8

Clam Dig – Gravelly Beach #8
9″x12″ oil pastel on canvas paper

Spring – Gravelly Beach #7

Spring – Gravelly Beach #7
Spring – Gravelly Beach #7

Spring – Gravelly Beach #7
9″x12″ oil on canvas sheet