This Original Oil is sold ~ read below to order prints.
The Story behind “Mist on the Bay”
This painting was inspired by a man called “Sandals” whose small boat was used by him to go from his homemade boat on the bay to the shore. It was adrift as seen here in my painting but each day when the tide went out it would fall stranded on the mud flats. He was a lonely man, but one with a kind heart.
We lived about a block from the Bay in Baywood Park, California above a small Gallery where I sold my work. Most every day “Sandals” would stroll by and show me his photographs he collected over the years. He asked if I would be interested in painting his tender boat, and so I painted “In the Morning Mist.” “Sandals” died on his boat shortly thereafter and before I could paint his boat.
I think he would have loved the early morning mist and the sun casting its shadow on his tender boat while it lay there, still, in the water. I hope “In the Morning Mist” causes the viewer to pause and see the serenity it exudes. I always choose oils and especially those works requiring the blending of colors to recreate a reflective mood like the water. I paint in the style of Realism because it allows me to “paint what I see.”
Read more about the making of my Prints below purchase information
Print~”In the Morning Mist”~Artist made Limited Edition #1/100 ~ 12”x 16” Flat – Canvas Print made Limited Edition #1/100 ~ 12″ x 16″ Canvas Print
Read the information directly before “Contact” that explains more about your print. You are purchasing a limited-edition print, signed and numbered by the artist on a Certificate of Authenticity. If you purchase more than one "numbered" print, the numbers will be in succession on each Certificate.
Print~”In the Morning Mist”~Artist made non numbered ~ 12”x 16” Flat – Canvas Print
Read the information directly before “Contact” that explains more about your print. If you are purchasing an open series print, that is a non-numbered. You will also receive a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Artist with each print you purchase in an open series.
This information below pertains to the “Canvas” prints I have listed. I sell Archival Watercolor Paper Prints in the same sizes and the series numbers have not been issued yet. I will be adding paper as soon as I can get more of my prints listed, however, they are priced less than Canvas. You can always ask me on the “contact form” what the paper prices are. This is a good time to mention, “follow me”, so you can see what I list and when.
I print on Epson Canvas with my Archival Epson Printer. I have been producing paper prints for over 20 years and Canvas for about 8 years. I render (bring to life) images of my work from raw media, disc, 4×5 negatives, etc. My prints are on Archival Canvas made to last 100 years or more, sealed with an acid free clear spray. The prints are lightly mounted flat on acid free mat board. Canvas prints are never put under glass. You can find standard size frames many places, just take the glass out permanently and put your print in. I find that your décor is easier to work with in standard size frames if you are using smaller art and less expensive if the Artist does all the rendering and printing. These Limited Edition Prints are new editions in the size shown on the purchase form. When all 100 numbered prints of any one series (print name) are sold I retire the series in that size and name and no more of those prints can be made. I can print in different sizes and on different media in limited editions until all of those are sold. Open editions or non-numbered series are like open stock “china”, as long as the maker keeps making the china they are available.
If you are purchasing a Limited-edition print, the Artist will sign and number a Certificate of Authenticity for every Limited Edition print purchased. If you purchase more than one “numbered” print, at the same time, the numbers will be in succession on each Certificate for the same series. Your print will be printed on flat (not stretched) Canvas. It will be lightly mounted on acid-free mat board for easy framing in a standard size frame. Take the glass permanently out of the frame you purchase. The print and its backing board will fit in the frame and rest against the same ledge (called the rabbet) that the glass rested against. Glass out ~ Print in. I do have my work shown on other sites. If you want to confirm what numbers you are wanting to purchase, please use the contact form on the page of the print you are looking at, with the number or numbers you wish to purchase and I will hold your place by time and date and get back to you as soon as I see your message.