Birds on Beach Triptych

Inspired by “Shorebirds” (see below) and a trip to a New York painter’s studio, where he worked on large pictures with brooms as paint brushes, I decided to work big. These three 36 x 48 canvases were painted with rapid and varying sized brushstrokes.

Birds on Beach Triptych ~ Neil Cohn, Tilburg, The Netherlands 2016 • 108 x 48

Source material:

Original photo, Morro Bay
Shorebirds (study) ~ Pete Coviello, Carlsbad, CA 20 x 16 • 2015

Details of process and more:

Painting in home studio
Hung in Neil's apartment
Triptych (detail)
Triptych (detail)
End of first session
Adding birds
In process