Painted this large piece after some small plein air sketches/studies at La Jolla cove, San Diego. It was a glorious day with pretty clouds in the distance. In the studio while painting this I could feel the warm sun and light breeze of that day.
Furry white sheep with legs deep in kelly green grasses inspired this painting. The grey Irish skies make the greens look greener. The countryside is both peaceful and lonely. I exaggerated the mountains a little to give a more dramatic feeling while the sheep graze.
Happy St. Patty’s day!
Hunting for a good location to paint out near Palm Desert, I found this snow capped mountain with wild flowers in the foreground. When I look at this finished painting I can still feel how cold it was that day.
It was important to capture the light and shadows on the path of this desert scene. I found this tree along this path and thought it was beautiful to paint …..these eucalyptus are all over southern California.
On location at Heisler Park, Laguna, California. Gorgeous weather to be painting outside in Laguna. The park has new stairs and walkways which make it easy and accessible to all. The views are spectacular.
View of gazebo at Heisler Park, Laguna.
I painting this on location, plein-air, that’s outdoor painting in French. Lots of weddings take place at this gazebo overlooking the beautiful lagoons below.
Painted this on location at Heisler Park, Laguna Beach. Gorgeous day to be out painting, light breeze and lots of friendly people stoping to talk.
I love this time of day. It is relaxing and peaceful, reminding us to start slowing down for the evening.
Gorgeous view of beach from Crystal Cove parking lot. I painted a few small plein air paintings in this location and used them to create this larger 24×30.