Saturday, January 31, 2009


Many of my pieces are landscapes. I feel very comfortable out of doors, I've always camped, hiked, and fished. I strive to communicate to others, through my artwork, the amazement I feel for Nature's wonders. I work to improve my skills so that I may share the sunsets, the shadows on the path, or the flowers in the fields.

Part of my education is through reading. These are books of landscape art and painting techniques.
Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting, John F. Carlson
Landscape Illusion, Daniel Chard
Landscape Problems and Solutions, Trudy Friend
Painting the Landscape in Pastel, Albert Handell and Anita Louise West
Painting Better Landscapes, Margaret Kessler
Landscape: a Comprehensive Guide to Drawing and Painting Nature, Richard McDaniel
Paint the Changing Seasons in Pastel, Elizabeth Mowry
Painter's Quick Reference, Landscapes, North Light Books
Different Views in Hudson River School Painting, Judith Hanson O'Toole
Painting Landscapes in Pastel, Ernest Savage
Painting the Effects of Weather, Patricia Seligman
Oil Painter's Solution Book: Landscapes,Elizabeth Tolley
The Hudson River School: American Landscape Artists, Bert D. Yaeger

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." ~John Muir

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