Hot and humid summer weather here in Oklahoma has me thinking of Colorado in the early fall. I am not sure if I took the photo for this painting near Aspen or Pagosa but am leaning toward Pagosa. I will certainly be thinking about another trip north. Meanwhile, here, as in other locations in the U.S., we are suffering through the heat and worried about those who may not have air conditioning. Hope you are staying cool where you are.
Around and behind Morrow Bay is Montana de Oro State Park (I think that is the name). It is a wonderful sanctuary and from the view and to the right, I could see the backside of Morro Rock. The wind was high and the seas rough.
The views from up high are spectacular and I am not the only one who thinks so. First time I was there, there was a movie being filmed. They had set up camp with big trailers and all the accompanying equipment in a cove below the main road.
Great place to hike and enjoy just being in a place so beautiful.
When I started this blog, I wasn't sure what I wanted the content to be other than my artistic appreciation of this part of the world I live and work in. Lately, it seems to be about my small landscape paintings and for several days I have been able to post one almost every day. So, for now, that's where I am and it is interesting and challenging.
I am an artist living in northeastern Oklahoma and just a few miles from Route 66. There are sections of old 66 that I like to visit. I take my paint box and my camera to record something that appeals to me on any particular day. I like the 6 inch by 6 inch format for painting and will use that often.
What you will see on my blog will often be related to Route 66, either a painting or a photo. Some images will be of paintings I have recently finished and they are often of the Oklahoma landscape.
Oklahoma is particularly beautiful in the winter. We have a lot of cedars and pines in this part of the state and the grasses turn to red and orange with the colder weather. We also have quite a few lakes so already we have a painting - blue lakes and skies, green cedars, and orange grasses.
I am not a professional photographer so my photos are not for sale but my paintings are. I paint in oil usually on canvas covered board but sometimes on stretched canvas.
I hope you enjoy seeing Oklahoma through my eyes.
I use archival materials for my work. My canvas, canvas boards, and paints are of good quality.
I choose canvases that are of standard size so that ready made frames can be used for them. They are sold unframed.
If you are not pleased with your purchase and need to return it, you may do so within 30 days. You will pay return postage and I will refund your purchase amount.