Bee Cove Falls

May 6, 2016 at 3:31 am | Posted in rural, south carolina, spring, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Fants Grove Easter

March 27, 2016 at 8:41 am | Posted in rural, south carolina, spring, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Haida Gwaii Visit

March 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm | Posted in british columbia, canada, national park, Ocean, pacific northwest, rural, Uncategorized, winter | Leave a comment
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My first time to the Haida Gwaii Islands and I am very excited as I have always been attracted to the art and culture of the Pacific North West Natives and the Haida are world famous for their carvings.  The Island has everything condensed into a small area considering the mountains, beaches, rain forests and culture.

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Kennedy Road, Dusk

December 29, 2015 at 4:56 am | Posted in canada, ontario, rural, Uncategorized, winter | Leave a comment
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Black River, Dec 26th

December 28, 2015 at 4:53 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, rural, Uncategorized, winter | Leave a comment
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Christmas Tree

December 24, 2015 at 9:30 am | Posted in rural, Uncategorized, winter | Leave a comment
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Jackson’s Point Dusk

December 16, 2015 at 5:17 am | Posted in canada, fall, lake, ontario, rural, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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One of those rare warm days in late fall.  I usually don’t have these type of opportunities this time of year, but with the short days and a nice mix of clouds and blue sky it was a moment to get out and try to get one more dusk before winter.

Butterfly Habitat Clemson

September 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm | Posted in rural, south carolina, summer | Leave a comment
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Went on location at the Clemson Cherry Farm Insectary and the SC Botanical Gardens for an in depth field study…

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Lake Hartwell, Fants Grove Feb 16th

February 23, 2015 at 6:28 am | Posted in lake, rural, south carolina | Leave a comment
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The last of the warm days but still a great time on the water…

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Lake Hartwell, 18 Mile Creek, Sunset

February 9, 2015 at 9:43 am | Posted in lake, rural, south carolina, winter | Leave a comment
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Lake Hartwell, Jan 11th

January 12, 2015 at 7:58 am | Posted in lake, rural, south carolina, winter | Leave a comment
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I did finally manage to get my scanner up and running and my first sketch of Lake Hartwell of 2015!

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Unlike Simcoe, Hartwell is a man made lake and is like a huge spider web with endless coves and nooks, where Simcoe is a big open circle.  The clay subsoil is a bright orange and the water a bright green so it creates some wonderful contrasts.  Kayaking down here is equally interesting as there many quiet spots to reflect and draw.  This was a very quick sketch and I had forgotten my brushes, so I improvised and did finger painting and went home to add addition line detail with a brush.  It’s a very small sketch and the winter down here is rather mild so I will go back and do more studies at this location.

Dec 28 above freezing

December 30, 2014 at 1:00 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, rural, winter | Leave a comment
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This is probably the last of the days that the temps will be above freezing so I went out to get the last few opportunities.  Next week I’ll be back down south. Weather this time of year tends to get very overcast and colors tend to fade and become desaturated.  Growing up in the Great Lakes region, the winter can be quite monotonous and you have to really push yourself visually.  This is the bridge on the Briar’s golf course and the forest is a lot next to some rental cabins near the 18th fairway.  Sometimes it is important to try to capture all types of scenery and some may lack the drama of a sunset or even water, but just getting out and being in the moment you have to find interest and practice technique regardless of the ultimate outcome.

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Briar’s Golf Course, Dec 27th

December 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm | Posted in canada, ontario, rural, winter | Leave a comment
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A rare day when the clouds broke and the sun setting on a mild winter day.

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Jackson’s Point, before the storm

June 3, 2014 at 8:08 am | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, rural, spring | Leave a comment
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A thunderstorm was moving in and I tried to get a quick sketch of the on coming clouds…a fast mix of sun and shade made it tricky to get the right scheme…

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Crab Apple Bloom

June 3, 2014 at 8:05 am | Posted in canada, ontario, rural, spring | Leave a comment
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One of the rare times I get to paint a fruit tree in full bloom.  The flowers only last a few days and then they blow off.

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