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.
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The arresting composition of this view spoke to me. It had a strong design that was simple and believable even at a small size. The colors and the mood were alive and the strong yellow-white barn was lit up like it was on fire.
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.
The inspiration for “Better Days” was the challenge to see if I could get the lighting just right. Nestled between two rises of land lay this little homestead, [...]
I came across these fallen trees on Lookout Mountain on a bright sunny day, which inspired me to paint “Fallen Tree.” Bleached white by the sun and wind at [...]
I love hiking above the tree line. The scenery changes abruptly at upper elevations, where the lush greens of the dense forest give way to twisted, stark trees bleached [...]
I could do a whole series on driveways. They seem to be as individual as fingerprints. Some are welcoming, while others seem to say, keep out! “Neighbor’s Drive” was [...]
I titled this painting “New Spring” because it offers optimism and newness in a unique color pattern intrinsic to the Pacific Northwest. A certain kind of visual magic happens [...]
Pacific forests are full of mystery and intrigue. Many of the most accessible trails and roads are around water, waterfalls, rivers, and creeks. When I turned the corner on [...]
I love the contrasting views on this road in Idaho. You can see the difference that water and light make on the landscape. The slow melting snow waters the north facing sides of the mountains provide for growing a forest and the south facing side is barren because it melted too fast.