Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Early Summer at the Falls"  oil  12"x12"


One place I love to paint is Yosemite National Park.
It is abundant with gorgeous views if you get out and
explore.  Of course there are the iconic views,  but 
many of the sweet spots are a days hike or less.  

In order to paint there you must pack accordingly,  you
will most likely be caring your own gear and staying 
light and compact is essential.  A small pochade box
like the Open Box M is what I carry with a few light
weight panels from Canvas Panels.  Everything fits
in a school sized backpack,  so Im not carrying a ton, 
it's just for the day.  Also, the weather can change on
a dime,  so don't forget a jacket, rain slicker and 
other important items  in case you get caught.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

"Golden Mist,  Butterfly Beach"  oil  8x12

I just love days like this.  This was one of 4 paintings I
did that day in Santa Barbara and of course mother 
nature saves the best for last. 

The challenge of painting scenes like this attracts
me so much and of course it's because of the mood 
I feel and wanting the viewer  to see and feel
it too.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"Fall River Color"  oil  12"x12"

Available at Mission Gallery, Utah