“Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.” Henry David Thoreau One of the challenges I (and I know many other landscape painters face) is learning how to simplify.
I used a reference photo of “Indian Canyons” park in Palm Springs, Ca to study shadow color. The color of shadow on a surface is influenced by it’s local color,
Revisiting the colors of the desert landscape. I had some trouble with the distant shadows, and kept alternating darker/lighter. This photo seems to show them lighter than they appear in
Here’s a plein air sketch of the Chinese Peace Pavilion on “Strawbery Hill“, Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park. The trick with this painting was to paint a monolithic structure. I
Here’s a plein air sketch of Stow Lake (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco) from the Chinese Peace Pavilion.
It’s not every day that someone contacts me for permission to use my artwork for publications. One of my paintings is on the cover of a brochure for a water