I finished this plein air painting “The Old Veteran” at Point Lobos, CA — one of my favorite painting locations. It was a cloudy day, but this tree (really named “The Old Veteran”) really caught my eye. It communicated incredible strength, age, fortitude, and at the same time, graceful pose.
I think this is a keeper. I may enter in some shows, but don’t intend to sell. It’s hard for to part with some paintings.
Just returned from a trip to Southern California where I painted the Back Bay of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, etc. This is a sunset on the Back Bay. Like Monet, I was attempting to capture the essense of this light, without focusin on representing recogizable landscape elements.
I was honoored to participate in the Point Reyes Plein Air 2005 Event. This painting was done of the Marin Headlands from Limantour Beach and expresses the quite and vastness of this beautiful open space.
You can read more about this event at the Point Reyes Plein Air Event at William Lester Gallery web site.
Here’s a painting I did for this event: