Ready For Dawn
Oil on panel, 16"x20"
Available for purchase

Facing What Scares Me

I've never been comfortable with painting nocturnes due to my difficulty with night vision after having eye surgery. When I saw this boat at 4 a.m. in Rockport Harbor, the thought of painting it made me so nervous that I decided to give it a shot. Always best to paint what scares you. This painting went on to win the Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence at the 2018 Outdoor Painters Society's Plein Air Southwest. This painting is also featured in the September 2018 issue of Southwest Art magazine in a cover story about my journey as a plein air painter.

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