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