Rural Sunrise

Rural sunrise – Poolesville, Maryland

One of my many plein air watercolor paintings, this is one of the surrounding crop fields that we have here where we live – done in the spring when the colors are intense and vibrant.


Painting info:
Rural sunrise
Crop field
Poolesville, Maryland
April 1989
Daniel Smith Extra Fine watercolors
Lanaquarelle 100% cotton 140 lb hot press paper
4”x6”

Quite the View – Redux

Down the valley – Ophir, Colorado

Lest anyone think that in the recent rush of photography and video from the Florida Keys I forgot about posting one of my paintings to keep everything balanced… here you go – a watercolor of the American West. More specifically, the valley leading down from Ophir Pass in southwest Colorado, just south of the posh ski town of Telluride. This is a studio painting I created from a panorama of four images I captured many years ago as we were hiking around Ophir Pass and taking in the magnificent sights.

The road down from Ophir Pass – Ophir, Colorado

Southwestern Colorado remains one of my favorite places to visit for the ruggedness and spectacular views.


Painting info:
The view down Ophir Valley
Near the summit of Ophir Pass
Ophir, Colorado
April 2019
Schmincke Horadam Aquarell watercolors
Fluid 100 100% cotton 140 lb cold press paper
4”x6”

Photo info:
The view down Ophir Valley
Near the summit of Ophir Pass
Ophir, Colorado
July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 digicam

What Color is Your Parachute?

What color is your parachute? – Washington, DC

This painting was a framed gift to a valued coworker that we were sad to see leaving our employer and moving to the other side of the country. She was a big fan of the self-help book by the same title – which was one of the current business fads of the late-1980’s – so it made sense as a gift that we all signed for her.


Painting info:
What color is your parachute?
Going away gift for a coworker
Washington, DC
June 1989
Winsor & Newton Artist watercolors
Legion Lanaquarelle 100% cotton 140 lb cold press paper
6”x8”