The sloughs of the Columbia river provided this visage from out the window on the southbound freeway. I liked it because there were no people or buildings to clutter an inspiring view looking south from the road.
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This is a view looking north in the late fall just before the leaves fall. What I like was the contrast of complementary colors of the purplish sky and the yellowish foreground.
"Local Rural Too" is an image with an invitation implied by the road to draw you into the scene and enjoy the environs.
Peaceful, sunny spring afternoons have a quality about them that warrant trying to capture in oil paint. "June Grass" was my attempt at trying to render peace in paint.
This is merely a hill with trees on it, but there's more there than meets the eye. My aim was to create a feeling of hopefulness for another spring and all it promises in the months to come.
This field was lit like it was internally glowing from the effect of a very low angled morning sun. I liked the feel of the warm foreground in front [...]
I love how gentle undulations of land create swales that hold seasonal waters and invite migrating birds to stop and replenish their energy. This swale was in the central [...]
I love early morning light as it first hugs the ground and lights up all the edges--tufts of grass, weeds, trees and other vagaries of the early morning. The [...]
Late evening shadows are one of my favorite things to paint in the landscape. I like how the edges illuminate with a myriad of golden lights. Even though there is a consistent light, each color still needs to be mixed and that was the main challenge in painting Gold Trace.
I was drawn to the serenity and simplicity in this little gem of a scene. It conveys the peace and satisfaction that comes at the end of the day: work’s been done, the yard is mowed, and the low-angled sunset sends a subtle message of hope. Each shed gave off an air of having its own personality, and I attributed that to when they were built and the personality of each builder.