Acrylic painting of looking up through the trees to warm sunlight.

Look Up and Live

I chose to do a landscape rather than a religious scene for this piece but wanted it to still inspire the viewer to remember and look up to our maker. In collection of the Alhambra Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Alhambra, California. Acrylic on gessoed board, 36 by 108 inches.

Oil painting on board of warm dried thistles and weeds in a snowy cool landscape.

Of Easy Wind and Downy Flake

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.