We were out in the garage that was converted into a studio space drawing together when I saw a picture of Chris’s grandma. I had to paint it in my sketchbook. Gouache on paper, 10 by 9.25 inches.
Lake Cleveland is a glacial lake tucked up against the mountain on three sides. A few raindrops had fallen and the colors in the vegetation and rocks bloomed. In private collection. Oil on board, 10 by 8 inches.
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.
A small studio piece created from sketches and notes done on location. Oil on board, 8 by 10 inches.
While living in the Los Angeles area, I painted at many of the parks. When this piece was commissioned, I used a lot drawings and studies completed at parks to guide me as I painted it. In private collection. Oil on board, 30 by 40 inches.
One of a couple plein air studies of Shoshone Falls. In private collection. Oil on board, 8 by 10 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 painted the clouds with thicker paint and brushstrokes to give the clouds a physical sense of being versus the relatively smoother hills. Oil on board, 7.5 by 9 inches.
Having the sky painted like a water color and contrasting that with the thicker qualities of gouache really intrigued me in this little study. In private collection. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
One thing that I enjoy about doing limited color studies is that I can focus more on using more expressive loose brushwork. This study was completed in Almansor Park, a favorite place to sketch and walk a little. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.