Saturday, February 18, 2012

Joshua Tree

This is a desert landscape study I recently completed as a "paint over" of an earlier canvas I had worked on a few years ago (depicting a street scene in Savannah). I never finished the earlier painting, and I decided to use that old canvas as the support for this work. The imagery is derived from my visit to Joshua Tree National Park last September during my trip to Palm Springs, California.

"Joshua Tree." Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches. Completed February 2012.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Desert Hills

I've been wanting to return to landscape painting for awhile, and last month I decided to return to it. This panoramic canvas depicts mountains outside of Palm Springs as the setting sun bleached them in golden light. Sunsets in California are spectacular, and difficult to capture on canvas. However, I enjoyed this painting experience and plan to revisit landscape imagery again.

"Desert Hills." Oil on canvas, 24 x 48 inches. Completed January 2012.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Savannah Bound

I'm heading out this morning on my annual sojourn to Savannah, Georgia. The weather is supposed to be great so I am really looking forward to the respite.

This past week I completed my first major landscape work in several years. It's based on desert imagery from my fall trip to Palm Springs, California. I'll share more in a future post.