Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Recent Plein Air Paintings

 Summer time is plein air painting time! Here are oil paintings done on-location from recent trips to the White Mountains and to Washington (Pacific Northwest).
"Cedar Climber" 9x12

"Summer Color" 8x10

"Day Lily" 9x12

"Sheep's Crossing" 9x12

"Young Aspen" 8x10

Monday, July 15, 2013

Road Trip on the Pacific Highway to WA

One of the greatest adventures is an extended road trip. My wife and I took the Pacific Highway from Monterey, CA on up to southern Washington. The sights were splendid, the road curvy. We tented 3 of our 4 nights, finding campgrounds along the way. I have many great images and only chose a small selection that represents the highlights of the trip. The pictures are in descending order, most recent first. Enjoy!
blooms at the Johnston Ridge visitors center near Mt. St. Helens in WA

the crater of Mt. St. Helens and the growing dome

an unusual lantern-like flower 

Mt. St. Helens

Oregon Lighthouse

Another Oregon Lighthouse

jetty on the Oregon Coast

the two of us at the Redwoods

Redwood National Park


Humbolt Redwoods State Park

Secret Cave, Northern CA

Northern CA coast

Dillon Beach, CA

sand dune from our campsite near Dillon Beach, CA

Half Moon Bay, south of San Fransisco

vibrant hills along the roadside to Big Sur

fog south of Monterey, CA

Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA

bird roost at Monterey, CA

from Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey

back in WA, blooms near Coldwater Lake near Mt. St. Helens