Painted on location in 104 degree heat. The interior of the Mezquita is one of the wonders of the world. Originally a Roman temple, the site later became the site of a mosque and eventually a Christian cathedral. Painting here was truly special.
A farm in the New River Valley, with autumn just beginning to color the trees.
A sun-splashed alley in Hillcrest, with bougainvillea spilling over the fence… and recycling bins ready for their moment in the limelight.
Cows on the hillside on a gray, rainy day in Virginia. This farm is located in Christiansburg, near Blacksburg and Virginia Tech.
Though you can’t actually see the red rocks in this piece, maybe I shouldn’t have called it that. This is from the Red Rocks national conservation area, though, which is a very beautiful place.
Sunset in the hills over Santa Barbara, California.
A rainy day in Virginia, with the trees beginning to burst with autumn color and the silos veiled in mist over the hill.
I think this apartment building in Hillcrest/U Heights is probably from the 60s, since Modern design from that decade was more delicate. Whenever it’s from, it’s a cool place.
Decayed Modernism is so prevalent in southern California. Modernist architecture, urban planning, and design had mostly utopian ideals, trying to make people’s lives better through design. Did it work? I’m not sure, and there’s something poignant about the irony of those high ideals contrasted with buildings in disrepair.
Morning on the beach in Santa Barbara, cool mist in the air.
A sunny day on the beach in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California.
Steep cliffs above the gently rolling surf in the ecological preserve on Point Loma in San Diego. This beautiful place is full of native San Diego species of plants and animals.
We stopped in an industrial area. I’m not sure where we were- somewhere between LA and Santa Barbara. It was a little town with a palm-lined main street. I liked the quonset hut a lot.
I went to preschool in one- a quonset hut I mean. It was on Quantico- a military base in Virginia near Washington DC.
This is the 3rd of 3 plein air paintings from Red Rocks, in the desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Those rocks really are red!
This is the 2nd of 3 plein air paintings I completed in Red Rocks Canyon, near Las Vegas. A really beautiful place.