Landscapes

The acrylic and oil paintings in this gallery consist of plein air and studio paintings. I enjoy painting outdoors (‘en plein air’) because my observations of the changing light, colors and weather inform me as an artist in ways that working from photographs cannot and become part of a skill set which I can apply to my studio paintings. Besides, being in nature with the birds and critters recharges my inner batteries!  To see the complete image and read a little description, click on each thumbnail. Follow these links to purchase a painting or commission a painting of your own. Enjoy your viewing!

Bird Island in April

Picture 13 of 27

I spent a few days painting on Bird Island in the Gulf of Mexico. On this particular day the sun broke through the overcast sky long enough that I could quickly catch this view. 9" x 12" acrylics on canvas panel

 

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“The highest problem of every art is, by means of appearances, to produce the illusion of a loftier reality.”
 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe