Black Balsam Looking West



The elevation at this site is close to 6000 ft.  The grasses and underbrush which were brightly colored just two weeks ago have died back.  The temperature was in the forties while painting even though the sky was clear and the sun was out.  The wind made it feel much colder.  At 6000 ft., winter comes early.  Every day is an adventure.

Morning Fog


At first I grumbled to myself because there was so much fog that I couldn’t paint the vista I wanted to paint.  After waiting for over an hour and continuing to grumble because of what I couldn’t see, I realized, duh, that what I could see was amazing.  Maybe I learned something.

First of 2016



It was cold, overcast and windy . . . just another great day to paint.