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This painting was made for the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's Photo to Brush show. It is an interpretation of a photo by Dave Coleman titled Flower 2.
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.
I liked the soft blue light angling through the fall forest. It has a very gentle feeling and gives me a sense of peace.
I've always been fascinated by running water. This stream in Maine has beautiful rocks and the golden light was very beautiful on the flat sections. I found this very hard to paint, and may need to revisit this another day.
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.
I've painted this scene several times. It seems to sum up my fondness for Northern California.
This is another version of the same scene. This one was created with watercolor and Japanese paper. It is free hanging with the paper edges showing.
Sonnenberg Gardens is a park in Canandaigua, New York, where I used to live. It features a mansion from the Victorian era and its grounds. My family loves to visit when we are back in the Finger Lakes.
Maine has many beautiful hikes with glorious waterfalls. I don't think I've finished this yet. I may need to start again.