Andrew Ballantyne, ‘Monterey Dry Dock,’ watercolor

This veteran secondary school art instructor, a native of the central California coast and resident of the greater San Jose area, who works both in watercolor on paper and oil on canvas. Meet Andrew D Ballantyne and his art!

What first caught my eye was his artful composition coupled with superb technical mastery. He recognizes visual patterns and knows how to give them punch!

About coastal boats, Ballantyne says, “I love their shapes and am intrigued by the challenge of drawing them accurately.” While he loves fishing boats and boats in general as a subject, like the rest of us he is challenged by capturing the light reflected off the boat hull onto the dark ocean water.

This San Jose State University graduate has work on view in two regional galleries, Los Gatos Company, 17-1/2 N Santa Cruz Ave,  Los Gatos, CA 95030, and The Old Post Office Gallery, 7981 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA, 95039 , which has a Facebook page. You may also find more of his paintings and drawings at the artist’s website.