Wailele

8″x10″ pastel on sanded paper

Koke’e State Park

Wailele means leaping water in Hawaiian.

“There’s no better place to find yourself that sitting by a waterfall and listening to it’s music.” -Roland R Keller

A Single Wave

8″x10″ pastel on sanded paper

“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.” -Albert Schweitzer

Occasion for Hope

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper”The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.” -John Buchan

A Day at Turquoise Lake

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper, Plein AirLeadville, Colorado- 10,200′Today was a fine day for fishing, or canoeing, or paddle boarding, or sailing, or hiking, or picnicking, or painting! Or just enjoying the view!

Shotgun Storm

10″ x 8″ pastel on sanded paper

Beautiful thunder clouds across West Texas. I captured them from my shotgun studio.

Time is a funny thing. People have a way of discounting big blocks of time as unavailable. Much of my art is made in these blocks. I take full advantage of waiting time: waiting for appointments, planes, soccer teams to warm up before the game, and ballet classes to finish. Travel time is also a great time to create art, if you have a wonderful spouse (like I do) who not only prefers to drive, but also operates a motor coach as if it were on rails.

After the fires last week, I was so happy to drive through these clouds.