September 20, 2014 @ 6:31 AM

"Morning Oaks on Dogtown Road" Oil 16.75" x 14.5" $1,600

This painting is one of 6 new pieces that I painted plein air on my recent visit to the beautiful Gold Country in California. I had over two weeks of a packed visit staying with friends. We painted together as well as visited many wonderful places from the magnificent Yosemite National Park to little local areas that were so full of history, charm and beauty. The landscapes were so different from Florida! Hills! Lots of hills, lots of oak trees, many types of evergreens and pine trees at higher altitudes, vineyards, old barns and so much more. My eyes (and camera) were busy all the time trying to take it all in!

I am honored that I was invited to teach two days at Town Hall Arts and meet some of the local artists, visit some local gallleries and see lots of the local culture and charm. My only wish is that I would have had much more time to paint there!

See the 6 new CA paintings on my New Paintings Page