The glowing sun hides behind the forested ridge. I love that blast of light, the atmosphere charged once more as the sun is disappearing. The trees losing their details in the transition.
As we march forward into fall I have noticed the changes. The sun is lower in the sky and with more clouds it has made for some glorious skies. It also hits the lake shore with startling intensity at times. This is the inspiration for my most recent works. These forest paintings are 10″x8″.
One of three paintings inspired by summer storms on Lake Pend Oreille. It is an awesome spectacle to see thunderstorms rolling across the large expanse of water!
I will post the collection of three together this week!
Just to break up the landscapes I painted this rainbow trout. It was a fun change of pace, a lot of paint manipulation and experimenting. The painting difficult to capture with a photograph so I am including a closeup that is more inline with the feel of the painting.
This painting has done a bit of traveling and been in a couple shows. Large art is often exciting but difficult to pack around. I was planning on taking this painting to my upcoming exhibits but hung it in my house instead!
This one is on its way to New York!
Lake Pend Oreille has been a source of inspiration for a number of years. This is a fairly typical view when the weather is feeling gloomy.
This 24″x30″ painting is a little glimpse of summer in the middle of our winter.
As the seasons change and the snow marches down the mountains I am seeing a lot more days like I represented in this painting. This one is 48”x36” painted on a 2” cradled board. I recently sold off a big painting so I had the perfect space available on my studio wall.
I have a few solo shows coming up in the next 5 months so odds are this one will be doing some traveling.