|Please note -- all of my work is done
on-site, en plein air. Never from photographs. I also paint alla prima, all in one sitting, and I very rarely make second visits or touchups in the studio.
The advantage this gives is a sense of excitement, freshness, and immediacy. Of course, I must contend with the many difficulties of plein air painting. I call them plein airritations :-) -- heat, cold, sun, rain, wind, insects, people, animals, and constant shifts and changes in atmosphere, light, shadows and tides. Oh, yeah -- and poison ivy. :-( It's very challenging, (as any plein air painter will agree), but also very rewarding work.
Please click images to see groupings of paintings.