Monotypes of Cape Cod

Monotypes of Cape Cod

I've been exploring Monotypes in my process of creating pictures since about 2012. Around that time I got exposed to Stuart Shills work on Monotypes and have been fascinated by the medium ever since. Generally when people make Monotypes they use printers ink but I have been experimenting using my regular color palette of oil paints and Arches archival oil paper made in France. I've been more than excited about the results I've been getting using the process to create pictures. I think of these more as drawings with masses of color shapes.…Read more …
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 …