The paintings on this web site were done with watercolors and oils. I paint en plein air (directly from nature) as well as in my studio in Portland.

Obviously there are advantages  and disadvantages to both methods. Painting directly from nature lends itself to a more intimate infusion of the subject into the final painting. Despite the inconvenience, and sometimes tortuous conditions of wind, rain, bugs and extreme weather conditions something inexplicable gets into the painting that seldom appears in a studio piece. I must admit that lately I prefer to paint in the studio where I have everything at the ready in comfortable surroundings. I paint many differnt subjects however, as  you can see here, l love to paint the sea in all it’s moods and light conditions. Having painted on Monhegan Island, off the cost of Maine, for thirty nine straight summers I’ve studied the sea so intently that I find I can do them in my studio from memory. When I am painting outdoors I rarely change the composition or colors and pretty much paint what I see.

Moving from watercolors to oils and back again never proved a problem for me, as the principles of successful realistic painting are the same in both mediums. Of course the application of paint is totally different. Watercolors are more difficult to control and very often a mistake in color or value is not easy to fix. Oils, on the other hand, can be manipulated much more easily. People often ask me which one I prefer and the answer is the one I’m using at the time.

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Thank you for taking the time to view my paintings. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did doing them!  Guy Corriero

My World of Watercolor and Oil paintings

Here are examples of some of my latest paintings.