As I view the world through my travels and daily life, I am most energized and captivated by the night. There is something in the mystery, lights and shadows, abstraction that really pulls me in. I am most at ease and at peace when all is dark and quiet. It is also the most exciting time of day to paint!

Here are two nocturnes painted recently....

Old Maple appears at dusk, when the sun is setting and the cold night air is beginning to make itself known.

Old Maple
16" x 16"
140lb. Arches cold pressed paper
Old Maple - Watercolor 2015

Leaving Larkin represents the illumination of large industrial complexes against dark summer skies.

Leaving Larkin
24" x 18"
140lb. Arches cold pressed paper

Leaving Larkin - Watercolor - 2015