We had a break in the weather with temps in the 50's today so it gave me a chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors. I had tried getting out a few times when it was in the teens a few weeks back but it was just too cold. I didn't even get the sketches halfway done and my fingers were numb.
Today was pleasant compared to that so I walked the trails at Neshaminy State Park and found a couple compositions to paint.
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.