This impasto painting of the Pacific near La Jolla, California, was done with a palette knife and lots of thick oil paint. I used an undercoat of red/orange that comes through in places. The mixture of colors and textures creates activity and movement in the painting. Surf's up!
This painting of a village near Sienna, Italy, was done in my home studio from a photo taken last June. A red undercoat shows through the yellows and greens of the painting. This scene has been done many times, but.....it is hard to resist trying to capture the beauty of Tuscany.
Hart's Pass at 6,800 feet is the highest pass in the state of Washington, accessed by 10 miles of dirt road. If you love hiking among wildflowers on a sunny day -- this is the place for you. I used lots of squishy paint on this one to convey the richness of the scene.
If you are a Fall person, you would love this spot in Maine near the capitol of Augusta. The painting is from a photo I took a few years ago on a very fun trip through New England. The dark trees in the background help pop the colors of the showboats upfront.