This first one is a scene from Radnor Lake in Nashville. I went there last year to hike for awhile, and I took a lot of photographs. This is one scene that I thought was particularly beautiful. I loved the path to the water - with the trees on either side - the hills on the far side of the lake. The colors are prettier, I think, in the actual painting. The photo washes it out a bit. Radnor Lake is such a beautiful place - lots of trails through the woods and beside the lake.
|Roaming Around Radnor, Oil on 16x20 board|
For the second painting, I decided to paint a scene I photographed at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico when I was in Santa Fe and the surrounding area for the Plein Air Convention and Expo (PACE) last April. Ghost Ranch was where Georgia O'Keefe spent her last years. The scenery was breath-taking, and it was very different from anything I would ever see in Tennessee or Georgia! And technically, I'm not finished with this. My sister, Joan, suggested that the tree and the hill to the left of the center have too similar outlines - and they do. So when I get a chance to get up in my studio, I will make some changes to either the tree or the hill.
|Ghost Ranch Panorama, Oil on 16x20 panel|
|Down the Path at Radnor, oil on 11x14 board|