I love painting water because of its reflective qualities and the way it changes with the wind, clouds, and angle you observe it. On windy days, there are more clouds and the water comes alive with movement and choppy reflections. On a calm day, a lake is like a mirror of the surrounding trees, mountains and snow, except the shadows on the lake let you see the magical colors below the water. In clear mountain lakes, the bright blue sky and colors of the sand below the water combine into amazing turquoise colors. I am excited to share how I see water through my paintings.
The paintings below are all painted on location (Plain Air) on the new path on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe that starts in Incline Village and ends at Sand Harbor State Park. The views are amazing from this new path that is attracted people from around the world. If you walk or bike this path there is a good chance you will run into me painting from the path.
I also paint the water in other location on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.
I also like to visit the Ocean in Carmel, CA and Kauai, HI. When I travel, I always bring my paints because I enjoy the views even better when I take the time to paint the Ocean.