Shorelines

Great Falls

On an early Spring day, I met up with an artist friend and painted to beautiful and energetic Potomac River as seen from the Virginia side.

Oil, 8 by 12 inches, Sold © Lisa Egeli

 

January Surf Study

One of a series of oil paintings made from life with my toes in the sand, trying to capture the sublime beauty of waves coming shore.

Oil, 6 by 8 inches, $650 framed © Lisa Egeli

 

January’s Light

Yet another lovely late afternoon painting on the beach. Time is limited while working en plein air (everything is constantly changing), but I love capturing the subtle shifts in light and color, and the energy and sparkle of the water. All while barefoot in the sand with birds flying around me.

Oil, 9 by 12 inches, © Lisa Egeli $1000. framed

 

Evening Stage

 

Dramatic mammatus clouds over Deep Cove Creek on a surreal evening.

 

Oil on linen, 18 by 24 inches, $5,600.

 

Prints of this painting are available here.

 

Possibilité

Oil, 30 by 60 inches, © Lisa Egeli. $17,000. framed. Prints available in multiple sizes up to 30×60″.

Fishing boats awaiting the tide on a beach at the western end of Brittany, France, looking out towards the open sea. Exhibited in Oil Painters of America 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition in Dallas, Texas in 2016.

 

Prints of this painting are available here.

 

 

 

Revisiting

 

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A calm pool just around the corner from the turbulent, tumbling rapids of Great Falls on the Potomac River. Based on a sketch done on location.

This painting is part of the 2016 American Society of Marine Artists North Juried Exhibition.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, Minnesota
April 15-July 24

Oil, 30 by 40 inches, $9,000. © Lisa Egeli

Prints available in multiple sizes up to 30×40″.

 

Counter Balance

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Counter Balance, oil on linen on board, 20 by 12 inches, $5,000. © Lisa Egeli

Many lovely mornings spent painting in Florida’s Everglades while egrets and herons and fish and gators all go about their lives inspired this paused look at a Snowy Egret in a fragile world.

This has been juried into the Society of Animal Artists’ 56th Annual Exhibition in Houston, Texas in September, 2016.

 

Goodness

 

Goodness

The wonder of a coming storm, the mystery of where it will pass, the peace of a beautiful evening on Deep Cove Creek. This creek is muse and refuge to me and many other creatures of nature.

Oil, 48 by 72 inches, $24,000. © Lisa Egeli

Winter Swans

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Tundra swans visit Chesapeake Bay every winter, bringing a snowy glow to winter’s greyness. I see this group during my morning run and love hearing their gentle whistling.

Oil, 24 by 36 inches.  © Lisa Egeli

Painting is not for sale, but prints of this painting are available here.

 

 

The Other End of the Telescope

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A February 2016 trip to Cuba with fellow artists and Plein Air Magazine left an indelible mark. So much history, especially with the sea, as both friend and foe, escape route and tether to the world.

Oil, 20 by 20 inches, $5,600. © Lisa Egeli

Prints available in multiple sizes up to 20×20″.

Hourglass

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The history of Chesapeake Bay is written in Calvert Cliffs’  layers of soil and clay and fossils, dating back millions of years. Sediment suspended in choppy waters and a viewer suspended in time.

Oil, 24 by 16 inches, $5,600. © Lisa Egeli

Prints available here.

 

Falling

 

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On Deep Cove Creek, in the Fall, there is a stretch of mornings during which the rising sun spotlights across Chesapeake Bay and straight up the creek towards the headwaters, creating a lovely glow.

Oil, 15 by 30 inches, Sold  © Lisa Egeli

 

Prints of this painting are available here.