Recent inspiration has jolted me into leaping forward.

Landscape - Farm without house, trees or stone wall

I have been painting en plein air for several months, trying to break away from depicting the reality my eyes see before me.  After Wednesday’s trip to New York City, I decided to pull out the stops and see what might happen.  With Vieira da Silva in mind, I managed to finally break through.

This was my third attempt at connecting with the landscape in a more abstract way based on planes and value patterns, incorporating a lively, analogous with one complement color scheme.

sketchbook painting: drawn first in pencil followed by watercolor.  It may not look to be en plein air, but it is.