Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers 2

…Layers of snow blanket Whistler Mountain but come summer the slopes are bare and there is the joy of hiking the high alpine meadows…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers or Birth of a Painting

Cypress Alleway

…Every painting tells a story and no more so than in the layers that lie beneath the finished work. My painting entitled Cypress Alleyway was inspired by a visit to Castello di Reschio in Umbria and a photograph I took of that glorious Italian landscape…


…Back home in my studio a canvas was stretched and gessoed, a charcoal sketch developed, loose thin layers of acrylic paint applied until, finally…

Reschio i

Reschio ii

Reschio iii

Cypress Alleway

…I could feel the warmth of that Umbrian sun and I knew that I had arrived…