At Surfer’s Knoll, I set up my easel before these sand dunes that speak to me. They mimic the ocean’s waves with their fluidity. Creating a composition to emphasize it and my footsteps in the sand, I invite you to take a walk with me.
Standing on the beach behind my easel, I chose this scene before me. I wanted to make the foreground just as important and interesting as everything else. I give it a fluid movement from the top to the bottom.
Discovering these rustic boats huddled together in a secluded cove in Gloucester, Massachusetts, they beckoned me to paint them. I brought these old dilapidated boats back to life with vibrant colors, using artistic license and a bit of my imagination.
One of my favorite hidden spots in Goleta is at Lake Los Carneros. There are almost always frogs croaking, birds flittering around and even the rustle of some critter nearby. The swan stayed close and didn’t move much as if he were posing for me.
Adoring Mediterranean architecture, I couldn’t resist painting my dream garden entrance. It is actually a celebrity’s home in Montecito and I asked him permission first and he was flattered and honored. I gave him a nice print of it.