Oak Trees in Marin

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8" x 10" - Oil Oak Trees in the East Coast are large and full, I remember that well. But the power of the oak is even more clear in Marin County where water is a precious commodity. Although a little stunted, the oaks still look wonderful and they spread their shade over me for protection from the harsh Summer sun. … [Read more...]

El Capitane in Winter Snows

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8" x 10" - Oil Yosemite Valley is stunning in general but the individual rock formations in grey granite make for spectacular sites. Many people climb the steep face of El Capitan to prove that they can. And when you come upon the structure it is awe inspiring. Trees grow below and around it, in its shade and reflecting sunlight. … [Read more...]

Yosemite Valley in Moonlight

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8 x 10 - Oil We visited Yosemite right after I retired. In moonlight, the Valley was covered in mist, hidden from the naked eye.  I knew the rocks were there but they were hidden in vapor. Just like my future and what was to come, hidden in mist until it comes about. … [Read more...]

Winter Solstice

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8 x 10 - Oil When I saw the mountains in the distance, I stopped to take a picture and in the frame this lone tree kept showing up. It seemed wrong to take this picture without the tree. Alone but not lonely, it stood strong and upright in the middle of all the snow around it.   … [Read more...]

Winter Locked for A Time

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8 x 10 - Oil Passing through the Rockies, we came on an open space hidden behind evergreens. When we stopped the car and peered into the bushes, we saw this cabin covered in snow. It looked well-kept and gave me the impression that it was waiting. Waiting for Spring? Waiting for the owners to come and fill it with warmth? … [Read more...]

Winter Hunting Cabin

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8 x 10 - Oil During a stressful week, a friend took us to his hunting cabin in the woods of the Sierra. Though the scenery seemed stark and desolate, when the fire was in the grate and warmth spread, it changed the face of the whole scene. Stress melted away with the crackling fire. The quiet sunk in my soul. Heavenly. … [Read more...]