Sunday, February 22, 2015

Candy Cotton

studio, oil, 7" x 11", 'Candy Cotton'

I captured this fabulous February sunset on the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. When I reached for my camera, the sun had dipped below the horizon igniting the candy cotton clouds in pink lemonade and orange marmalade hues.  

Monday, February 16, 2015

Big Sur

studio, oil, 11" x 9", 'Big Sur'

Big Sur is a sparsely populated region of the Central Coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The region is the segment of California State Route 1 from Carmel south to San Simeon. The name "Big Sur" is derived from the original Spanish "el sur grande", meaning "the big south", or from "el pais grande del sur", "the big country of the south". 

My painting is from a photo I took on a spring road trip along Highway 1 in 2013. Being a landlubber, I am learning to sea!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Learning to Sea!

studio, oil, 11" x 14", 'Sea'

My painting is Monterey Bay, in sun drenched California. The 4th Annual Plein Air Convention will be held in Monterey again this year. What beautiful seascapes and brilliant vistas!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Overcast Evening

studio, oil, 7" x 11", 'Overcast Evening'

I love February's glowing sunset peeking through the shadows and foliage along the river's edge. We need six more weeks of winter! Bring it on!!