All these paintings are about 11"x14" and done during the pandemic quarantine - March to April 2020. Poindexter Slough in Montana. I went fishing there last summer. Amazing place - and one has to fish quite differently - very small nymph.
The Taneum River in very early spring - snow is melting and water running fast.
Probably my all time favorite spot to fish on the Snoqualmie - seen from a bridge.
The Yakima River as seen from a spot near Throp - which I think of as "The Very Beautiful Place".
A long walk off an exit on I-90 lead me here for the fist time in early March 2020. The clear water was striking.
I have continued to make small paintings of large landscapes. Some are more finished than others - I pretty much just stopped whenever I was happy we got the mood. The one above - Early Spring LIght near Issaquah on I-90 - is a quick and ephemeral view - I didn't over work. I spent the most time on the one of Mt. St. Hellen's but then detail is important to this image - the volcano changed the landscape quickly, however it created a complex structure.
In order - Mt. St. Helens - Paradise valley at Mt. Rainer (the volcano is shrouded by clouds) - Mt. Si from a Ridge - Late Winter Sky near Thorp - Snoqualmie Falls in August and Twilight on the South Fork. They are all about 11" x 14" and oil on canvas.