Posts Tagged ‘paddling’

Painting #14: Huge

Artists for A Pristine PlanetPainting #13: TITLE: Huge. I get an arts newsletter that has an ad for ‘bold brush’ painters in it every day. When I saw that today, I thought, how can I paint this painting using a bold brush? So I used a big brush – about .75 inch across – to paint this – except, of course, the surfer, for which I used a smaller brush….

Help me support the cleanup of our oceans! Get this original painting for only $100 – email me at this address: Lyon(at) with APP Huge Wave in the subject line. I’ll let you know what to do so you can own this painting.

A percentage of each sale goes to organizations who help research what’s needed, and/or do the work….

Want a mousey-pad of Huge? Get it here:, or a quality print on paper or canvas here: (starting at $104).

What do you think – kind of an amazing wave to surf, yes? I know people who wait until the waves are even bigger than this to even think about going out. Egads!

Painting #4: Sunset Estuary

Artists for A Pristine PlanetTITLE: Sunset Estuary

This is the view of the mouth of the estuary at a tiny little hamlet named Punawea in New Zealand.

I spent a year and a half in Gore on the South Island as Artist-in-Residence, and a friend took me and a bunch of others for a glorious weekend to her batch (beach ouse) in Punawea.

Such good people, such good fun!

When I took my kayak out to the mouth of the water, there were the most enormous seals lying about on the beach.

As I was paddling along, I heard this kind of wet snuffy sound, and looked back to see one of the about 5 feet behind me and closing fast. It didn’t look particularly pleased, so you can just imagine how fast I paddled to the beach!

This painting was done in acrylics on archival (long-lasting without yellowing or pitting) paper board, so it has a very smooth surface – no canvas texture. It’s mounted on wooden stretchers for increased support and rigidity.

You can get the original of the painting by emailing me at Lyon (at) with ‘APP Two Heads’ in the subject line. First one to email me gets it. I’ll email you back letting you know what to do next!

I also loaded it to the print site HERE, where you can get a great quality print on canvas (giclee) or paper (framed print or poster) for starting at  $104.

The words that show in this image as a watermark are NOT on the original!

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