Soberanes Point, Big Sur
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I paint California landscapes done Plein Air. The majority of my landscape paintings are done out-of-doors and on-site so that I can see and absorb the small details that photographs fail to depict but that do so much to capture the sense of place. To ensure that I capture a spontaneous image, I work quickly and finish the first underpainting in one sitting. The majestic scenery of the California landscape and the beauty of its ever changing light provide me with endless subject matter. The shimmer of sunlight and nuances of fog and shadow that constantly shift throughout the day can reflect short but magical moments. As the light changes by the hour, it is always a challenge to embody in paint that unique feeling that best reflects a special location and time.