Part of a series trying to capture the changing light of a sunset. I was painting with some other artists, we were challenged to paint as many 1 to 5 minute paintings as we could before the sunset. We painted quickly and then scrambled to the next vantage point. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
I wandered in the falling snow and saw this wonderful contrast of cool white and warm, dark thistles and weeds. It reminded me of Frost’s poem — a line of which I use as a title. It is a calm quiet encounter with nature that tempts us to pause even on the darkest evenings or busiest days. As I stood taking in the scene, I knew I needed to share it. Oil on gessoed board, 28 x 22 inches.
The interplay of abstraction and suggestion of form are what make this a successful painting. In private collection. Oil on board, 7.5 by 11.5 inches.
This was a great day painting, it was hot out but I was focused and executed a few paintings in one of my favorite places to paint. This is my favorite from that day. In private collection. Oil on oak panel, 11 by 14 inches.
The seaweed was a redish color against the wet sand that reflected some sky color in it, the contrast of the colors interest me. There is a lively beauty in warm and cool colors interacting close together. In private collection. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
A quick study at the Huntington Library looking into the Japanese Gardens. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
Part of a series trying to capture the light of a sunset. Here is the moment right before the lights go out and everything becomes an inky blue in the moonlight. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
It was a beautiful but hot day, I buried my legs in the sand to keep them from burning. In private collection. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
I really enjoyed creating this, mostly because it was a challenge. The look of the rock face eluded me. I had two sessions on location and did some work at the end in the studio. Oil on board, 11.75 by 17.5 inches.
I hadn’t titled this painting until not long ago I read the information displays at the falls. One plaque told of Ejupa the coyote spilling his basket of fish and creating the snake river. The dams he built to stop the water, becoming the falls along the river. In private collection. Oil on canvas, 36 by 48 inches.