Category Archives: Plein air landscapes

Overwhelmed

The waves this morning were gorgeous! But sometimes that’s too overwhelming so I climbed the overlook trail for more of a vista today. 12×16”

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Rushed

My kids have track meets this morning so I had to rush.

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No Snow

It was snowing last night. When I went to bed we already had a couple of inches on the ground. I got up early today to go out and paint it, but it had all melted. With no snow to … Continue reading

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Gray Day

I can’t resist a gray day with waves. I’m not happy with it, but I never am. I was playing with a titanium gray color from Daniel Smith. I added it to my palette because it was such a gray … Continue reading

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Firewood

This is a sketch in my sketchbook I did today. I liked the fun shapes and contrast of warm circles with the cool bark. I would’ve liked to have added more texture to the bark.

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Regrets

The wind shook the house last night so I was excited to get up this morning and go out painting. When I got to the refuge though the wind wasn’t making the waves I had hoped for. I settled on … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Kicking off the new year with old rocks. 12×16”

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One More

Tried a sunrise again today. I deliberately tried to overdo it. I tried to make the colors stronger than what I was seeing and didn’t wait for the paper to dry like yesterday.

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Sunrise Again

I tried again this morning. I’m having such difficulty with my paper drying in the cold weather that I waited and waited for an opportunity to proceed to the next step and the sunrise faded. Plein air painters all know … Continue reading

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Failing

It sounds like a Disney movie but failing is good. When I chase a sunrise it is always with the expectation of failure. Complete failure. As a fortune cookie once told me: you learn little from success but much from … Continue reading

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