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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Winters Touch

Winters Touch - 5x7 - Oil on Panel
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A little plein air piece, completed at my new favorite car painting site along the Yakima River Delta, where the Yakima River meets the Columbia. I'm a sucker for the red willows in winter already, but I loved to golden cottonwoods and the patterns the snow made.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valley Wall

Valley Wall - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel

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I was really drawn to the warmth of the distant shadows in this scene! And of course I'm always partial to oceans of sagebrush.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hart Point Shadows

Hart Point Shadows - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6x8

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Doesn't that just warm you up seeing that southwest light? I was out painting en plein air today and the wind chill brought the temperature down to 7 degrees! So this whole virtual southwestern roadtrip is really making me happy. I just keep telling myself it will be wildflower season here soon enough!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sandstone and Sunlight

Sandstone and Sunlight - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel

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I loved the patterns of light and shadow on this rock formation I found on Google Maps Streetview. The more I explore the area virtually the more I want to pack up and move to Moab!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cove of Caves

Cove of Caves - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel

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Another from Arches National Park! Courtesy of Google Maps Streetview, of course.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Shadow of a Monument

Shadow of a Monument - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel

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I wanted to get out on the road this weekend, but a cold took all the wind out of my sails. Instead I decided to go on a virtual road trip through Arches National Park in Utah! I'd definitely like to visit this place in person, because of its beauty and also because it's the primary setting for one of my favorite books, "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey.