Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A New Home

It's been months since I posted a new blog. It's been quite a year and much has happened since my last posting. The biggest and best thing that happened in my life is that I got married and moved from my home in Colorado to California. A completely new life and new place to explore and grow. It's all exciting and scary at the same time. My wife, Janice, who is a budding watercolor artist, lives in Folsom, California. So I followed her there and we are making a home together after being married in the Grand Canyon last September.
It is my greatest intention to be more prolific with my blog entries and share some of the sights and discoveries I make in this new life. We are situated between the ocean which is just an hour and a half away to our west and the Sierra Mountains to our east which is also about an hour and a half away to Lake Tahoe. Yosemite National Park is a little over two hours to the south of us as well. There is plenty of subject matter to paint around here and since I have been moving more towards seascapes recently, this gives me a greater opportunity to study and paint the sea and all it has to offer. I still get jazzed up when I think about painting those waves, and the wind, and the rocks, and the boats. I just love it and I love painting it.
As we explore together this new place I will also write about what it is I am learning and how my work continues to grow and develop. Perhaps a few photo demonstrations as well. I ask that you join me in this journey....rather this new journey. In the meantime I have posted here a few paintings from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Plein Air event I was invited to again this year. Janice and I were married on the last day of the event on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Who could ask for a more beautiful and perfect place of beauty to celebrate our life joined together in love.

"A Shady Spot" 12" x 12" oil on canvas

                         "Cedar Ridge"  9" x 12" Oil on canvas