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The humpback whales are going crazy!

I’ve mentioned before, I’m a certified cetacean nut! And humpback whales are my favorite. The humpback whales have been so numerous and active here this past week that I’ve actually strained my eyes and given myself headaches from going out several times a day to watch them with my binoculars while they feed, lunge, breach and play just offshore.

Needless to say, I’m in heaven.

And, they’ve inspired me to paint and sketch them almost non-stop. Here’s a watercolor painting I just finished. Do you love whales, too?

Deep Blue Humpback. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

Deep Blue Humpback. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

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Busy holidays

It was a fantastic holiday for me… hope yours was, too! My darling husband got me a commissioned piece of art from a wonderful local artist, Josh Talbott (http://www.joshtalbott.com/) of a white humpback whale breaching. I’m in love with it. I’ll post a pic for you later.

On other fronts, I finished up some commissions and have been doing a lot of watercolor and acrylic sketches. I’ve also filled up yet another sketchbook with plenty of ideas. I probably have over 75 compositions I can turn into paintings… now to find the time. My cats got into one of my wet palettes and tracked black acrylic on our hardwood floor. Gives it kind of an artsy funky look (yeah, that’s how I’m dealing with it for now).

Here’s a taste of what’s coming… I’m really steering toward a very geometric/patterned style. I have my drawings dialed in, but I’m still trying to find my painterly style that works for me.

Black Owl with Metallic Skies, Original Acrylic and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Black Owl with Metallic Skies, Original Acrylic and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Owl Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Owl Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Wind Horse Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Wind Horse Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Red Horse Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Red Horse Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Whispers (Owls) Sketch, Original sketch by Aprille Lipton

Whispers (Owls) Sketch, Original sketch by Aprille Lipton

Night Skies - Love Owls, Original guache and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

Night Skies – Love Owls, Original guache and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

Lounging Cat with Red Skies, Original watercolor and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

Lounging Cat with Red Skies, Original watercolor and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

Blue Skies with Blue Hare, Original acrylic and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

Blue Skies with Blue Hare, Original acrylic and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, Original acrylic and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, Original acrylic and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

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New work in progress

I’ve been busy… busy with a child out for the summer and a husband at work. Working from home. Painting in my spare time. I love it!

The June gloom has departed over the past week, leaving us with beautiful weather and gorgeous seas. I was able to sneak in a whale watching trip… seeing both blue and humpback whales. What a treat.

Here’s one of the paintings in progress – titled Grounded.

painting-Grounded

Almost done…

Grounded---In-Progress

 

Another work started and in it’s infancy… “Techno Cat.” This one will evolve a lot over the next week or two. This is one of my favorites so far.

Techno-Cat---In-progress

Talk to you soon 🙂

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