Early morning, before the world wakes up, is a special time to share the day's prospects over a cup of coffee or tea in a cozy neighborhood cafe in Europe on a rainy morning.
Pismo Beach ocean bluffs scene painted in spring of 2017. The foliage of the hills were many shades of green from the abundant rainfall received.
View of a small, hidden waterfall and pond in a wooded area at Ragged Point on the Big Sur Coast. I love the sound of naturally flowing water.
Rome is a colorful, magical city particularly during the winter holidays. I always have enjoyed the lights and cheer of the season.
I find water gardens places to relax and meditate. My father made a water garden with koi, lily pads, ferns, and special rocks in a partially shaded area of our yard; which I enjoyed immensely when I was growing up.
The bright light, the movement, and reflection of flowing water amid the sunny, and shaded wooded areas in this scene was a joy to paint with hot wax, and the torch. This creek is one of my favorite heavenly locales in the Ventana Primitive Area of Big Sur, California.
Sunset at Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California.
Low, winter afternoon ambient light is evident in this scene near Cayucos, California. Swirling winds are blowing the clouds around, and distorting water reflections. The Pacific Ocean is barely visible over Whale Rock Dam.
Pre twilight at the dunes in Pismo Beach, California. I enjoyed doing the "almost dry" brushwork with the wax in this scene.
View from a sailboat becalmed at sea, in the tropical doldrums. I was inspired by a verse from the poem; "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
"Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship, Upon a painted ocean."
This painting is an ambigram. You can view it upside down.
Windy late afternoon winter sunset view from Spyglass Park in Pismo Beach; looking toward the breakwater at Port San Luis, California.
I encourage viewers of the scene to imagine themselves riding on the breaking wave; moving toward the shoreline on a warm summer morning.
A recently used surfboard resting on wet sand on a sand spit beach in California.
Astronomy amazes me. Stellar Evolution is constantly occurring millions of light years away. New star energies transform the darkness into radiant light; exploding star elements create harmonic hues of color and energy.
An ambigram painting. You can view the scene upside down. The scene is part of the "reward" for the hike to the lake.
Tulips originated in Persia and Turkey. These variegated tulips symbolize energy, sunshine, beautiful eyes, and inspire a warm glow of smiles.
A study in varying sunlight and reflection using analogous colors. The shadow color of red underneath the floating lily pads is complementary to the green color.
Early morning light scene of grazing sheep, blowing grass, and the ocean background on the Sonoma County Coast is so relaxing...
Glorious spring dawn light show with bovine on Meyers Grade Road in Sonoma County, California.
A depiction of a northern sunset, and reflective water from a luminous sun.