The modeling paste that I applied to the board before painting created an interesting exercise in using texture without allowing it to take over and loosening up the brushwork. It was a challenge that I enjoyed thoroughly. In private collection. Oil on textured board, 5.75 by 15 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.
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.
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.
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 did a small quick study for this painting on location but the view point was on top of a culvert that smelled of carrion and there are mountain lions known to be in the area. I completed this version in the comfort of the studio. Oil on board, 12 by 14 inches.