Beautiful on the Edges

August 5, 2016

"Beautiful on the Edges - The Beaches of St Thomas" is a series I began in 2015. I am planning to paint all 40+ of the beaches here. Whenever possible I am working on location in plein air using 

either oils or acrylics.  The title of the series is from something my sister Sharon said during her visit to Virgin Islands. When she stated "St Thomas is really beautiful on the edges," it resonated with me. It seemed to express the spirit of what I am trying to capture with these paintings. 

Rather than paint them all from a similar view point, I am painting what I respond too most about each particular place at the time of my visit.  In the case of Magen's Bay for instance, despite the fame of it's long sandy beach, it was a single palm tree there that captured my attention.  Interestingly enough, that tree was damaged in a storm and is no longer there.  You will find that trees play a major role in many paintings in this series.  I also plan to have a sunrise, a sunset, and even a nighttime painting by the time I'm finished. They are of varying sizes.  

Lindquist Tree, Oil on canvas, 24x36

 Vessup Beach, oil on canvas, 22x48

Sapphire Roots, Oil on Canvas, 18x24

 Tutu Bay View, Acrylic on canvas, 24x36

 Stumpy Bay Beach, Oil on canvas, 16x20

 Mandahl Bay, Oil on canvas, 11x14

 Dorthea Beach, Acrylic on canvas, 30x36

Morningstar Beach, Acrylic on canvas, 18x36

Elsyain Beach, oil on canvas, 16x20 

Dog Beach (Frenchman's Bay), oil on canvas, 18x24

 Magen's Bay Beach, Acrylic on canvas, 16x24

Brewers Bay Beach, Acrylic on canvas, 16x20 

Limetree Beach, Acrylic on canvas, 18x24 

 

 Bolongo Bay View, Acrylic on canvas, 18x36

Neltjberg Beach, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x36 

 Scott Beach, oil on canvas, 18x24

 Henrik Bay Beach, Acrylic on Canvas, 18x24

Long Point View, Acrylic on Canvas, 18x36

View from Frenchman's Cove, Acrylic on Canvas, 18x24

 Ritz Beach, Acrylic on canvas, 16x20

 Lindberg Beach Sunset, Acrylic on Canvas, 18x24

 Mandahl Bay Trees, Acrylic on Canvas, 30x36

 Hull Bay Beach, Oil on Canvas, 18x24

 Lindquist Beach View, Oil on Canvas, 18x24

 Henrik Bay Snorkeler, Acrylic on canvas, 18x24

 Santa Maria Beach, Acrylic on Canvas, 18x24

 Red Point View,  Acrylic on Canvas   20x20

 

 

 

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