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The Outer Banks in North Carolina has a surprising variety of terrain. I loved the golden fields leading to the sandy beach, and the various tones of green in the distant water.
This spring, I was taking a walk admiring the cherry blossoms and happened to look up. The blue sky looked beautiful through the blossoms. I painted this quickly. Even the the palette is limited, there is a surprising amount of variation in the colors.
This is the second time I've painted this SouthWest vista, I like letting my mind travel through the clear skies to the distant purple hills. This kind of view is only possible if you climb to a very tall summit. I plan to visit the SW soon. Hopefully the fires will have subsided, and the sky will be as clear as it is in this painting.
When we stay in Cape Cod, this is the path that leads to the bay side beach. I liked the way the sun created dapples of light on the dirt road. It reminds me of the expectation of reaching the sunny beach and a relaxing day.
I've tried painting this rough surf several times over the years. The movement of the water is challenging, but I think I let it sit as it is now.
This is one of my favorite places to visit in the Finger Lakes with its beautiful gardens surrounding an old Victorian estate.
The desert has such striking colors and shapes that change throughout the day. Twilight was striking and unusual- a fleeting time of day.
Jockey's Ridge is a protected series of dunes in the Outer Banks. It is fun to hike through the dunes where you can see thousands of footprints marking the paths of others.
The moon was still visible during the morning walk in the Arizona desert. I loved the way it hung in the sky and created an otherworldly ambiance.
This is the third painting I've finished for the Williamsburg Winery show. I loved the primary colors in this sunrise, with the tractor in the distance heading off to inspect the vines. This will be on display at the Winery in Fall 2022.
I've always loved Point Lobos on the Central California Coast. While sorting old photos, I found this image from a decade ago. The kelp beds were thick and supported so much life, including sea otters. Sadly, I've read that the kelp beds have begun to disappear because of warming waters.
Hiking in Zion is challenging and fun, with amazing rock formations and colors. I was fascinated by the pinks, purples, and oranges in this scene.
I've repainted this canvas several times trying to get the effect of the reflections in the swamp on a sunny winter day. I ended up using thick paint on the trees. This is a simple image that is complicated to paint.