This Side & That Side

As an artist, there’s THIS SIDE of me

  “Them Thar Hills” (ink drawing; digital color)

and THAT SIDE of me.

   “Lake D’Arbonne – plein air” (oil on cradled panel)


Leatherhead Lake

    Leatherhead Lake, Eureka Springs, AR (oil on panel; painted from on-site watercolor study)

  Leatherhead Lake, Eureka Springs, AR (watercolor on paper; plein air)

Plein Air at Cheniere Lake

PleinAir_Abstraction   PleinAir_Cheniere

These two pieces were created on the same day while doing plein air at Cheniere Lake. There’s so much to look at, and it can be very overwhelming. The cypress trees seem to go on forever. I kept seeing simplified shapes, so I wanted to break the next painting down into abstracted shapes and see what would happen. I’m fairly pleased with the result.