Showing posts with label lake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lake. Show all posts

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Mt. Hood, Oregon

Mt. Hood is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon. It is over 11,000 feet in elevation and is the highest point in the state. Oregon has a string of beautiful mountains which run north and south through the middle. While in the city of Portland, one cannot miss this huge mountain while looking eastward. Ink and watercolor.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Early Morning Waters

Quiet still waters, mist, trees, and reeds make up this early morning watercolor painting.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valley Of Water

Water from a lake backs up into a valley between some mountains and hills. Reflections on the quiet waters duplicate the spectacular sky. Watercolor

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe

This is a painting of one my favorite places. The mountains around Emerald Bay let everyone have a spectacular view of the bay and Fannette Island, the only island on beautiful Lake Tahoe. Watercolor. SOLD

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Broken Fence

A beautiful country lake sits in the foreground as a broken down old fence crosses its shoreline. Magical mountains, spectacular cloud formations and bits of sunlight show through to add some more beauty to this nature scene. Watercolor. SOLD

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Country Lake

A beautiful sunrise brightens this lake and surrounding countryside as early morning will soon give way to a spectacular day. Clouds in the eastern sky are illuminated by the sun and reflect on the still lake waters which have barely a ripple in the calm. I had recently framed this watercolor painting and soon after, it was purchased. SOLD

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Evening At The Lake

The moon glimmers behind the clouds in this evening scene at a quiet lake. This watercolor painting was done simply and quickly and I like the way it turned out. Final touches include "lifting" color for the distant tree trunks and foreground grasses. Hint of white added to foreground trees and rocks with conte crayons. SOLD

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Cathedral Lake-Yosemite

This is a quick, small painting of the area near Cathedral Lake in the Yosemite valley. Quiet and serene, only the echos of birds and animals and the wind through the trees are heard here. SOLD

Monday, November 05, 2012

Early Morning

Misty skies add to this serene scene near a lake's edge. It is early in the morning and all is quiet. The sun will soon appear as it fights its way through the damp mist. The water is cool and still. There is very little noise. Creatures are there but are quiet. Fish pluck the water's surface causing barely a ripple. Ink and watercolor.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Emerald Bay At Lake Tahoe

Beautiful Lake Tahoe displays its fantastic Emerald Bay. This spot is one of the most photographed areas of this deep blue lake. I live only two hours away from this body of water but only visit it maybe once or twice a year. The lake is 22 miles long and about 12 miles wide with a maximum depth of 1,645 feet. It is the second deepest lake in the USA after Crater Lake. Most of the lake is in California and the remainder is in Nevada. Even in mid-summer the water seems very cold. Ink and watercolor.

Monday, October 03, 2011

A Fisherman's Paradise

A fisherman's dream would be to have an isolated lake all to himself where he can cast and fish to his heart's content. People do this only when they are not in a hurry. This painting was done as a gift for my brother-in-law Gary Williams in Escondido, California. Laurie, his wife, commissioned me to do it secretly and the painting was presented this past August. We think he was surprised but maybe he knew we were doing it all along. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hetch Hetchy

The Hetch Hetchy reservoir is one of nature's mesmerizing beauties located in the northern part of Yosemite in California. Before the dam was built the valley was as beautiful as the current Yosemite valley basin. The water from this reservoir supplies the San Francisco area with its drinking water through a series of pipelines. The water travels approximately 167 miles westward to the bay area. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Cluster Of Colored Boats

Colorful little row boats are shown floating idly and empty near a dock on the shore of a lake. There was junk in the boats but I eliminated the clutter inside each of them. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hills, Lakes And Cattails

Fresh cattails, cool, blue waters and dry, brown hills dotted with trees always make for a nice landscape painting. This scene is typical in California during the summer months. Many people do not like the brown hills, but I do. During the spring, the hills are a beautiful green which most people like. Visitors are sometimes surprised to see so much dry land up and down the state. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A Cabin's View

This spectacular view from a vacation cabin overlooking a lake and mountains would make anyone look forward to summer vacation. My painting depicts a quiet summer day with cool waters, fluffy clouds and evergreens near someone's favorite cabin. Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hidden Lake

Entangled branches, twigs and grasses make up this vista in the high Sierras as a cool lake sits in the background. This is high in the mountains and within the next three months the lake will be covered with dangerously thin ice. The snows have already come to this area and most of these colorful leaves have gone. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Boulders Are The Beach

Huge boulders become the beach of this cold water lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains. These lakes are totally surrounded by boulders and are perfect receptacles for snow runoff. The water remains very cold most of the year and maybe by August or September hearty swimmers can jump in and enjoy a very refreshing swim without the body going totally numb. For fishermen, these cold bodies of water make for fantastic trout fishing. Ink and watercolor.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Flooded Evergreens

Most of the time we worry about too little water in our lakes. In this scene, we see a lake that has overflowed its normal beach areas and the water has backed up into the evergreens. It's nice to pretend and dream that we have more fresh water than we know what to do with. This artwork was an exercise in wet-in-wet and was an experiment only. This was one of many little pieces done on a day I call "play day" where I just try to play with color, ink and textures.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Late Color At Lake Side

Colorful trees showing lots of color right at the edge of a small, cool lake in the Sierra Nevadas. While the trees displayed the colors of fall, the day was very warm and much like August and not late October. For effect, a positive one I hope, I moved the edge of the lake closer to the trees. In real life, the trees do not grow that close to the water. It's nice to be free a times and not be real in my paintings. Ink and watercolor.


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