Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Monday, October 8, 2012
12 x 9
A little stream runs through the valley, around the villa, through the garden and into the woods. Each spot along this stream is a meditation. Faced with so many choices, I let the sunlight choose, finding a patch that breaks through the trees, warming the steps and gravel path. Might as well be comfortable painting. A frog calls out, letting me know he's hiding in the back left corner of the pond. All else is quiet. The deep wind of the Columbia Gorge becomes a tiny breeze here among the trees, setting the pond to quiver.
As a plein air painter, I spend many contented hours sitting in some inspiring spot with the sights and sounds of the outdoors, capturing my impressions of light and color. Back in the studio, these works expand, recreating a particular place in a special moment.
To see my artwork, visit my website: