Acrylic on Canvas– 20×48″– This was a commission for a wonderful couple celebrating their tenth anniversary… my second tenth year anniversary painting this year. I think I should start a rumor that if fifty years is officially the gold-jewelry-anniversary, ten years is the plein-air-painting-anniversary. ; ) I’m sure they’ll have many happy years camping here with their kids in the future.
15×30″ Acrylic– This was painted during fiesta… That is the Granada theater in the background. I love how the light looks at this time of the day. No matter how many times you drive up to view this painting, the lights will always be green at the intersection.
10×20″ Acrylic– I am officially naming this small, gorgeous unnamed lake above Peter Pande lake off the John Muir trail… It is Lauren Lake. I felt lucky to be the only person enjoying this entire basin for a day on the trail. After painting this I climbed up the rocks behind me and watched miles and miles of granite turn pink with alpenglow.
10×20″ acrylic– $450– One of the many clear turquoise swimming, fishing and painting pools along Paiute creek…
10×20″ Acrylic-$450– This is the view from the Desolation Lake trail looking south towards the glaciers. The sky is so big here, the prairie dogs humorous and even high above timberline, nature was generous with the wildflowers.
10×20″ acrylic– $450– Lauren gave the title to this one… two cedar trees growing in each other’s arms for who knows how many hundred years in a beautiful clearing near where Evolution Creek and Paiute Creek become the San Joaquin headwaters.
It has been an amazing summer– I have spent probably half of it in a tent… camping with my family, backpacking with Lauren for a few nights and then solo backpacking for a week. I worked out a lightwieght way to carry an easel, cardboard palette, paints and brushes along and I’m looking forward to sharing paintings made days from the nearest parking lot.
This first one is of Moon Lake near Pine Creek Pass. Like many of the paintings from this trip, it comes with certified authentic Sierra mosquitoes fossilized in the paint. (When you paint wildflowers, you will also be painting the bugs…)
Moon Lake– $450– 10×20″ acrylic
Acrylic on Canvas– 18×24″– $650– Looking back at our sunny seaside city from the wharf and thinking about how every place has its own unique palette. It is fun to see the colors of Santa Barbara with fresh eyes after painting so many mountains and deserts this summer.
10×20″ acrylic– $450– This is the snowmelt creek that runs through Great Basin National Park, an alpine oasis in the middle of Nevada. Sometimes not having as much time as you would like to make a painting gives things a looseness and freshness that comes from painting by instinct rather than thinking too much.