When I’m landscape painting I’m always drawn to the curious, in-between
places where the outdoors and indoors meet. This could be an
ivy-smothered barn that almost looks like it is disappearing into the
landscape, or an ocean view from an open window. The places where
architecture and the natural world collide make a composition
eye-catching and compelling because they integrate elements that we
usually think of as distinct and separate. Bringing them together
creates a tension that some of the landscape paintings I like best have
There is nothing that defines an artist quite like his or her palette.
Some consist of premixed colors and others are developed in the moment,
determined by the needs of each painting. Some artists are meticulously
organized, with paints arranged by color temperature, while other
artists arrange colors based on their dominance in the specific work.