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I finally managed to get up North again and was inspired to try some new ocean scenes, and some new techniques. I have more time to paint now that I've retired.
I painted most of this small study in one session, then came back to add some highlights. I'm trying to loosen up and paint more quickly and fluidly. I may paint this in a large format some day.
We spent a couple weeks in the summer of 2019 visiting friends and family in Vermont. This river trail in the town of Warren has really beautiful rock formations shaped by water and ice.
The Fourth of July was fun at Jimmy and Elaine’s house in Vermont. Games, swimming, music, eating, and drinking. What could be better? This was a particularly competitive cribbage game, but I think Jimmy had the upper hand.
I've been missing northern California since the pandemic, and thinking about the stark beauty of the coast with its intense rock formations, churning water, and singular peacefulness.
I love fall colors. F
The palette is completely different at this time of year, but shades of summer remain in the understory. I like the way the late afternoon light filters through the trees.
The Greensprings Trail is my favorite walk. It is always shady and cool, with subtle color changes throughout the year. This is where I forest bathe and regroup.