Les Dents du Midi {A painting from our summer hike}

As a plein air painter I am invigorated by the immediacy of painting on location, constrained by the weather, the sun, and the fleeting moment. However, that limits me to small canvases and about 2 hours of painting time. I am trying to figure out how to take those outdoor experiences and translate them to studio work where I can be more thoughtful and take more time in the creation of the painting.

This is a large painting (24×30) I created in the studio using photo reference from our hike in the alps last summer. It is a view of the Dents du Midi from the GR5 trail on the border between Switzerland and France.


It was a glorious day.

California Art Club {The Romance of Europe & Landscapes of the West II}

I’m excited to announce that two of my paintings were juried in
to California Art Club shows this month!

les bateaux du lac Léman (above)
was accepted into The Romance of Europe show at the Altadena Town & Country Club.
January 30 – May 26


Eucalyptus Study
was accepted into the Landscapes of the West II at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum
February 7 – April 4