12" x 12", oil on stretched canvas
On auction at the Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME Aug 12th
Thinking about what to paint this morning I remembered what really inspired me to attempt painting to begin with and that was the great landscape artists of Maine that I would see every summer in different galleries and museums, artists like Connie Hayes, Tom Curry and Eric Hopkins. So I took a study that I had painted a few weeks ago, Hiker's Reward, enlarged it and tweaked it, and created this larger landscape. All of my landscape paintings are inspired by actual photos that I have taken on my journeys. Maybe this summer I'll actually try plein air painting... we'll see.