Rays of sunlight pierce the cooling shade of a group of maples growing on a moss covered stone outcrop in this painting from memory-
I am definitely ready for spring (and summer) as you can see with these spontaneous woodland scenes-
Channeling memories of sun-dappled forest floors on summer afternoons in this very spontaneous painting-
I started out with a mat board coated in black gesso that rapidly grew into this very impressionistic landscape. I find working on dark backgrounds can really help with building up depth- plus you don’t have this bright background glaring at you with it’s whiteness. Note the heavy brushstrokes built up from working wet in wet-especially in the highlights.
The colors- especially of the sea- are spot on in this painting from memory of the Atlantic from my trip to the Outer Banks last August.
An empty, tilled field in the early afternoon on a hot,humid summer day-
Rolling pastures, mountains and a ramshackle fence on a hot, hazy midsummer day-
Abandoned field with cedars around midafternoon on a hot, hazy day with slightly overcast skies-
An abandoned field overlooking distant mountains at midday in warm, dry weather- maybe early summer.
Mountain and rolling fields on a partly cloudy day perhaps in early summer-
My memory of the view from my bedroom’s north facing window at sunrise two days ago-