Landscapes — All Plein Air
My favorite way to paint a landscape is sitting in front of it, balancing paper, paints, and pencils, surrounded by the natural beauty, as well as the heat, the cold, the water, the sand, the mud, and whatever wildlife might come through (or land on my painting). I can paint from a photograph, but love the fresh urgency of trying to capture the colors and forms outdoors before it's time to go.
A view of the California coastline
Waterfall near the Oregon coast
Pleine air watercolor on a cold day