Of all the places I’ve been in the world, none compare in peace and beauty to the high Sierras. (I encourage you to disagree and tell me your favorite nook or cranny of this planet.) There is a special kind of quiet when you are up above 10,000 feet, a marmot is whistling, a few chickadees are calling, the breeze sounds like water through the fragrant pines and the sky is such a deep blue your paint tubes can’t do it justice.
(All paintings are Casein on Mounted Paper 8×10″)
Just a couple of views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean where it kisses Playa Manuel Antonio. Casein on Paper 8×10″
Our family was so fortunate to get the opportunity to explore Costa Rica this summer. We saw incredible lush scenery (it is the rainy season), met beautiful down-to-earth people, and encountered a long list of rainforest creatures… quetzals, coatis, agoutis, monkeys and iguanas. So nice to see such pristine habitat— (but don’t buy palm oil, which is the only monoculture we saw trampling the rainforest) Pura Vida!
Arenal 8×10″ Casein on Paper
Nuayaca Falls 8×10″ Casein on Paper
Salto en Arenal 8×10″ Casein on Paper
Acrylic on Birch Panel 13×18″ … I loved being down in this foggy beach world and watching the sky clear for a moment at the top of the beach stairs. Thanks Dave for the photo.
Such a nice warm misty atmosphere on More Mesa these mornings… Casein on Birch Panel 9×12″
Casein on Birch Panel 13×18″ I wanted to do a still life for show opportunity, but didn’t feel like being still and indoors painting under a lamp. I enjoyed the compromise… arranging rocks and a sycamore leaf and yucca fibers into an arrangement lit by sunlight on the Buena Vista trail.