Thursday, September 19, 2013

Texas Paintbrush Spring Flowers Oil Painting Bertram Poole

Texas Paintbrush Spring Flowers (castilleja indivisa) blooms in March, April and May and the nectar is sought after by hummingbirds.  I love the way the orange to red flowers in this flower-saturated meadow contrasts with the blue shadows in the line of oak trees behind.  Truly a spectacular display of Texas at its best!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hand in Hand on Beach with Two Dogs Oil Painting Bertram Poole


This is a romantic beach scene with a couple walking at sunset followed by their two dogs.  The last rays of light just glint on the outlines and play with the colors and reflections in the water.  The Fauves style of painting is a joyful expression with full color and can border on the abstract.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Surf's Up! at Sunset - Bertram Poole - Seascape, oil on board, 8"x10"

Surf's Up! is a surfer preparing to go out for the last wave of the day, at sunset, accompanied by his son and the family's black labrador.  The late light changes the color of the water surface and reflections while distant waves display the sunset colors.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Summer Beach Play

Summer Beach Play

Summer Beach Play is a joyful oil painting of children and play on Carmel Beach California with the central figure being the young girl on whose shoulder her mother has a protective hand.  The beauty in the work is that the scene and figures have been simplified and the colors separated and enhanced, pretty much in the fauves style, to add interest and vibrancy to the work.