Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lone Tree One

A tree in the SanJuan Islands of Washington State. Right around sunset. The weathered shape of the greenery forms some great patterns that catch the fading light. Also the driftwood lights up the beach.

the sorting table

Women sorting grapes. I am taken by the ordinary tasks of workers and the character they exhibit. This is a quick small study mostly to get color.

Golden Fields SOLD

This is view of some farmland at that golden moment that we are blessed with every day. I love the compliments that form in the shadows and the atmosphere diffusing the hills in the distance.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year. This is a painting of the Yosemite Valley. The colors especially in the shadows are so saturated with great color. It sets a great stage for the warm soft lights. One of my favorite places. This is a paintbox painting and is 8X8 inches. Might grow into a big version one day but the sketch and its reaction to the color still interesting.