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!

Just That Moment

Picture 6 of 27

There is a special place in Paynes Prairie I like to walk because the trail takes me on a bridge where I can watch the birds on one side of the lake and the wetlands on the other. It then passes under huge live oak trees and onto a sandy plain where one morning I caught this view. (24" x 36" acrylic on canvas)


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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