All About Shadows

All About Shadows

Last week i spent 5 wonderful days at Samish Island, alternately painting, walking, and visiting nearby Edison. There is one house in the town which always intrigues me, and I have sketched it many times on past visits. It appears to be an ordinary mid-century...
What is Impressionism?

What is Impressionism?

  Sometimes I contemplate this question and the answer usually comes down to edges. Lost (or soft) edges are the hallmark of a loosely rendered work. When I did this painting of a Northwest beach I was trying to approximate the feeling of walking on a misty...
Aerial Perspective

Aerial Perspective

Grieving a recent loss I visited a quiet place away from my routine, but familiar enough to be comfortable. On Decatur Island in the San Juans I would be with family and still take some peaceful walks, sketchbook in hand. On one of these excursions I climbed up a hill...