Shellfishing Cape Cod & A Painting of Chatham Oysters

Shellfishing Cape Cod & A Painting of Chatham Oysters

Chatham Oysters 6x8 oil on panel ©2013 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA My wife was the first person to get me into shellfishing.  When we first met she brought over a haul of mussels that she had harvested from the bayside of Dennis, and boy was I impressed.  Not only did I think that shellfishing was just a commercial business here on the Cape, I didn't realize that as a resident you could grab a permit and go out to the mud and grab dinner.  When we lived in Brewster we bought the…Read more …
Fall Marsh at Cockle Cove

Fall Marsh at Cockle Cove

Fall Marsh at Cockle Cove 9x12 oil on canvas ©2013 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA [button url="http://chrisgillispaintings.com/product/fall-marsh-at-cockle-cove/" target="_blank" label="Buy Now"] I painted this over the span of a two days in the early fall as the marsh was just starting to turn that orange and tan winter color. I was really attracted to the way the water came and went in this little marsh river. If you have seen this spot than you will know that to my back is the bridge that goes across to the beach with a great view of…Read more …
Apple Time

Apple Time

Apple Time 9x12 oil on canvas ©2013 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA [button url="http://chrisgillispaintings.com/product/fall-marsh-at-cockle-cove/" target="_blank" label="Buy Now"] I spent alot of this summer working on the Block Studies that I learned at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown. They really help you see color and relate color and I've seen a large improvement in my still life work as well as in the landscape. I had some Apples left from the season and lined them up for this still life and really liked the shapes and the way the light was shining…Read more …