Monday, September 26, 2011

Nevada snow

                                                16"x20" Oil on linen canvas
I have friends who own a home in the mountains above Lake Tahoe, and I was there one year when it snowed pretty heavily.  It was very cold, but I drove down the Nevada side of the grade and took a lot of photos of winter scenery.  This interesting setting is in the little town of Genoa, and I painted it later, with a few changes,  in my warm studio. Here, in NC, the leaves are starting to show the first signs of autumn.  My favorite times for plein air work here are autumn and late autumn, when just a few leaves are on the trees


  1. Hi Mike - There is something so fresh and charming about your paintings...I always look forward to your posts. Thanks for sharing your work.

  2. You do beautiful work. I enjoy the brushwork. Bravo!