I love painting water because of its reflective qualities and the way it changes with the wind, clouds, and angle of observation. On windy days, 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, while the shadows on the lake let you see below the water. In clear mountain lakes, the colors of the sky and sand mix at the shore line to create brilliant 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 North Shore of Tahoe or the new path on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe that starts in Incline Village and ends at Sand Harbor State Park. If you walk or bike this new path there is a good chance you will run into me painting.
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.