Gray morning in Laguna.
Painted on location behind our cabin in Idaho. Saw 2 moose while I was painting this.
We took a trip through Temecula to get to Palm Desert recently and discovered the leaves were changing!
The eucalpytus grove down the street, on the edge of Balboa Park.
Saturday, please join me at North Park Festival of Arts!
I’ll be in booth J-24 in the Juried Artists area.
May 18, 2013
North Park Festival of Arts, North Park, San Diego
On University Ave near Iowa St.
Saturday May 18
Here’s another painting of the bike path I used to ride to and from work, which wound through farms and forests and along an old railroad cutting through rock. It’s a nice ride if you’re in the Blacksburg area.
I started this painting either during or shortly after getting back from our trip to Blacksburg last autumn.
Along the bike path between Blacksburg and Christiansburg, in the New River Valley, Virginia.
Once upon a time, I lived at one end of this bike path. I worked along a fork of the path, at Virginia Tech, and frequently biked to work in all weather. It was only a couple of miles, through farms and fields of cows and mud puddles and through the woods.
Sometimes- and almost every day in the summer- I’d take the other fork, which led here. And I’d continue past this spot, making it about a 12 mile bike ride all told.
Though I rode here in all seasons and all weather, in my memory this place is a golden summer afternoon, listening to the first Sugarland album on my iPod, riding a bike.
Most every day in Virginia, it rained. But not this day, which was sunny and beautiful. I just finished this small studio painting last night, on the Huckleberry Trail in Blacksburg, VA.
*** Hurricane Relief Fundraiser ***
Some of you probably already saw this, but I’d like to donate money to an animal welfare organization in New York City to help with their storm relief efforts. I’m auctioning this painting, and all of the proceeds will go to Empty Cages Collective. You can read more about my effort on this blog post. And thanks again.
Climbing a steep hill in the woods, with twilight painting the Western sky.
The eucalyptus trees in San Diego are some of my favorite painting subjects.
San Diego Landscape Painting is for sale.