Maria and I spent the afternoon at Noxamixion St Park today. We found a spot under a tree that offered a lot of shade and enjoyed the view of the lake and the marina area. I brought my cigar box painting gear and did a small 5x7 of the sailboats out on the lake.
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.