Nantucket Sound & Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod

Nantucket Sound & Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod

Looking out to Nantucket Sound 8x10 oil on canvas ©2014 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA I discovered this new are of Chatham that has some really interesting paintings and this is one of them. It's starting to heat up down here, the summer folks are back and the crowds are starting to pile up. I've still been working on the Pleasant Bay series that will be available sometime in August. Last night me and my wife celebrated our anniversary and she was kind enough to bring me to a great talk on Edward…Read more …
Another Sunny Day on Pleasant Bay

Another Sunny Day on Pleasant Bay

Another Sunny Day on Pleasant Bay 9x12 oil on canvas ©2014 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA We are finally out of this long winter and the sun has been shining over the past two weeks. I got out the other morning really early to capture this sunrise over Pleasant Bay. I'm working on a series of images over the next few month in and around Pleasant Bay and they will be available here in late summer. Sign up for the newsletter on the right side. I was painting this one on the Orleans…Read more …
Gouache: A paint and technique going back to the 14th century

Gouache: A paint and technique going back to the 14th century

Provincetown Yellow Cottage 6×8 gouache on 9x12 watercolor paper ©2014 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA Over the past two years I've been painting with Gouache here and there and have been really enjoying using the medium. The technique goes back as early as the 14th century in Europe. I first was turned on to it by checking out alot of Charles Sovek's work. I've got a small car gouache kit to use in the winter inside my car that treats me well. It's also very easy just grab your Gouache kit and be…Read more …