When we arrived at the park we were greeted by the full moon.
When it started to get light out I started a sketch of the moon and the maple tree to the right. I used the light from inside the truck to see by.
This is the sketch, I finished the rest of it at home. I wanted to capture the lighting conditions at the time when it just starts to get light out. I ran out of time because the light changes faster than I can paint.
The sun started to peek over the horizon.
The tree I was painting with a little sun on it.
We got in the truck and and started looking for scenes to photograph, and came upon this guy, he was curious.
He did a nice job of posing for us.
Here was a photographer walking away with a big buck walking behind him
A spot of color along one of the trails.
My brother Phil photographing some scenery.
Spent three hours at the park and captured some good images, not a bad way to start the morning.
My art is inspired by nature. I always had a love for the outdoors so it was just natural that my art followed that direction.
I paint both on location and in the studio. My outdoor work is necessary for capturing the different qualities of light and the ever changing moods of nature. My studio work is fed by all the information I get from painting outdoors, except now I have time to think and plan at a more leisurely pace.I head to the outdoors as a stress reliever and that is exactly what my paintings are about-a peaceful retreat from life’s hectic pace.