Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Honokeana Mackerel Sunrise, 12 x 9 oil
Moorish idols are really pretty fish. Now that I have my weight belt, I have the chance to see how really pretty they are. I have found a pair that are not too skittish, and they allow me to approach within two feet. I am surprised at how large they are. And how brilliant yellow. They have lots of little markings on their noses that I never noticed before. How wonderful to be able to get close and see!
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.
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