Along the beach at Galveston Island, Texas. I've painted this section of the beach before but this was fun. There were some containers lined up and the shade from the seawall shops casting there shadow over the beach front. My signature is at the lower left, "Kirby".
Interesting painting day at Galveston. I found a nice spot to paint to do some street fun. To my surprise there was a church gathering for Daniel Cardinal Dinardo who showed up. I had asked if my gear will be in the way which I was not sure about and was assured it would be ok. So as the people gathered and Mass started I kindly closed my paint box lid for respect. Before the event the had asked if I was going to paint the Cardinal. I wish I could have but the crowd was just to big. Some of the photo's I had to raise the camera to capture. When the doors opened I was in amazement at the warm candle light coming from within. Afterwards it was back to the painting before it got to dark. Still more work on this one to be done.
New book this year, inspired by the coastal waters at Galveston Island, Texas. I like to include abstract into my seascapes and this will be a total joy for me as it's been well over 5 years of hard work just about everyday that has lead me up to this point in my career as an Oil Painter and I showcase it in this book.
This workshop is geared to helping you learn to paint the sailboat in the sea. It is also for those wanting to enter into the 2016 Hospice Benefit Art Competition which is also going to be held at the Galveston Art League and more information on it will be provided during the workshop with forms for entry.
Workshop: Saturday, December 12th
Location: Galveston Art League
Time: 11am - 3pm
Cost is $40
Materials: Pencils 2b and 6b and sketch paper.
Easel or pochade box if you have one, Acryllic( yellow, red and blue and brown) Oil paint(white, yellow, red, blue, and brown like burnt siena), couple 8x10 or 12x12 panels or canvas. Rag/paper towels, medium, paint brushes small to large(at least couple large flats 1/2" long handles) palette or disposable one.
There's something about the setting sun on Galveston that can do some interesting things. This spot is on the East end of Galveston Island, Texas where a large group of rocks shore up the seawall, to the right would be the channel and behind me the Gulf of Mexico and in front Galveston Bay.
This is one of over 20 paintings, an amazing show, now available at the Susan Tyler Gallery on Galveston Island, Texas. This scene is down in front of the seawall about 5 or so jetties away from the 61st street looking into the sun.
I'm showcasing my newest paintings never before seen. I'm having all new works in this show 8x8 to 24x30 of various scenes around Galveston Island, Texas including seascapes, and figures, to boats and landscapes. The Tyler Studio is a very nice Gallery, in the Historic District on Galveston Island, Texas. Show Opens on November 14th at 5-8pm and will run through the month of December.