I have been photographing nature, both landscapes and wildlife, for nearly forty years now. I enjoy being outdoors in the mountains – in the woods or meadows, hiking or canoeing with my cameras. I've been on a personal quest to find the perfect scene and capture it on film or, now, in the digital age, on a media card.
Recently, I have begun to paint again. In Watercolors! I think it’s great! It’s relaxing! I enjoy it tremendously! I can take one of my best photos, or a photo that has a good composition but mediocre light, draw it, and then paint it in the light I feel it should have had all along. I can add patches of light or shadow. I can move things around, trees, rocks, and animals. I can add or eliminate them too. It’s amazing! It’s called artistic license. A better, cleaner composition is just...better!
Lately, I have been stuck on Yellowstone National Park. It’s been quite a long time now, going on decades. This will be our fourth straight year in the park. We drive cross-country because of all the equipment we bring. I’ve decided to stick with the Yellowstone theme and paint mostly Yellowstone scenes, at least for now. I also have a New York City series. Paint what you like best, right? I started with scenes, landscapes - trees, mountains, rocks, water, and sky. I quickly tried wildlife.
Check it out!