Rehoboth Beach

Here's another painting from Rehoboth, this time of the beach itself.  I did this around the same time I did the picture of Silver Lake in the previous post.

Geoff Watson, "Rehoboth Beach," oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2016.

Geoff Watson, "Rehoboth Beach," oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2016.

Gazebo on Silver Lake

It's been too hot to paint outdoors this week, so I've been busy cataloging my work in anticipation of my show at Glen Echo Park this coming November.  (More details on that to come!)  While doing this, I've run across a lot of pictures I painted before I started this blog.

Here's one example.  It's a painting of a gazebo not far from Rehoboth Beach, done in oil from the patio of my rented house over the course of two sweltering afternoons in 2016.  In retrospect, it would have been stronger with the inclusion of a figure or two, but it still has charm.  

Geoff Watson, "Silver Lake Gazebo," oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2016.

Geoff Watson, "Silver Lake Gazebo," oil on panel, 11" x 14," 2016.

Two ocean views

Today my daughter Maddie and I painted the same beach, though from slightly different vantage points, and with two decidedly different moods. Hers is upbeat and sunny; mine is somewhat darker. Hers is especially impressive because it's the first oil painting she's done since she was about 9 years old.

Maddie Watson, "Windy beach", oil on panel, 8" x 10".

Maddie Watson, "Windy beach", oil on panel, 8" x 10".

Geoff Watson, "Surf at Cape Henlopen," oil on panel, 8" x 10".

Geoff Watson, "Surf at Cape Henlopen," oil on panel, 8" x 10".