Tag Archives: Sunrise
A favorite location for bright summer blooms while on my morning commute to work.
Another watercolor painting from one of my love letters to Cindy.
This was shot shortly after the extensive renovation and restoration of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, DC. It had been slowly falling into disrepair for decades, but now is in spectacular condition.
One of the many benefits of having a portable watercolor field kit is being able to paint whenever the fancy strikes, such as this one.
My brother came out to visit me from the west coast, and we dashed down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for some windsurfing at Canadian Hole, a wonderfully protected area just south of Buxton. We camped overnight, and — like always — I woke up early. While waiting for my brother to roll out of his sleeping bag, I painted this sunrise image en plein air for Cindy, to send her in a letter.
From one of my regular early morning visits to Baltimore.
This specific flowering dogwood tree (Cornus florida) is one of my very favorites in late April (yes, I have lots of favorite trees — so what?). It’s right next to the exit of one of the many buildings where I work, and in the spring becomes just an utter cloud of creamy white blossoms — especially pretty when back-lit by the morning sun.
Each year I eagerly look forward to the day when I can just stand at this spot for many minutes at a time, and absorb the warmth and peaceful beauty that permeates that special area.
From a wonderful road trip many years ago, here’s a shot of the Essex-Charlotte ferry, just as the morning fog was beginning to lift from the surface of the lake, and the details of the far shore were slowly becoming visible.
I love road trips.