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.
The soft colors in this view felt like a portal to Spring. My goals were to play up the soft colors of the spring blossoms without making them saccharine [...]
It’s always about lighting. The right light can transform an everyday scene into something magical. There are several places I stalk regularly in the hopes of catching it in [...]
I was inspired to paint this vista because of the light. It seemed to flatten everything as it poured in from the right. It looked like a painted stage [...]
I have visited this ridge above the Clackamas River near my home many times in hopes of catching an inspiring view. That finally happened early one fall morning. I [...]
I was drawn to the simple yet engaging view by the dark cluster of trees in the middle. Variations of this view can be found in rural areas everywhere, but the solid, dense trees at its center seemed to have a life and a purpose all their own.
This moody landscape oil painting of the Sawtooth Mountains from Galena Summit north of Ketchum, Idaho, is a personal favorite. The golden patch of light in the very middle of [...]
My inspiration for tackling such a complex view was purely to see if I could do it. I really enjoyed digging into the minutiae of all the details this view [...]
The inspiration for this oil painting was its direction. There’s always a sense of relief after having reached your destination and finally hiking down. Some may see this painting as [...]
I love trees, and the large oaks of the Pacific Northwest offer a great painting challenge. This Big Tree is like a giant octopus with its many trunks, branches and [...]