Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Bay Meets the Desert -Seascape from Start to Finish

Painting large is great exercise. This new 48 x 60 Seascape was challenging but fun and is filled with life. It's inspired by a combination of the San Francisco Bay and a recent trip to Death Valley National Park. Inspiration comes in many forms and I'm finding you can't always control it or make things happen. 
They just naturally evolve. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Visit to the Desert for Inspiration

Darwin Falls 11 x 14 
Panamint Springs 14 x 11

Furnace Creek 16 x 16
I had the pleasure of driving with my family to Death Valley National Park this holiday season. It was like visiting another planet and if you like rocks.... WOW! I love neutral colors and it was a learning experience to be so absorbed in them. These are some recent paintings inspired by the trip. I can't wait to go again next year.