“Water Features” Through November 25 at The Off Track Gallery

Desert Stream IIWater Features

I love painting water and many of my paintings include water in some form.  Whether a stream or waterfall, brook or lake, ocean or river, water can inspire all kinds of emotion.  Water can be the center of interest in a work of art or a supporting elemA Thousand Frondsent in the composition.

One of my sources of inspiration is the desert.  One might assume that the desert is a dry wasteland, but I have found otherwise.  “Desert Stream II” depicts a stream in the Borrego Desert which one could follow up to a lovely oasis setting which I portrayed in “A Thousand Fronds.”


BridgeBridge At Letchworth at Letchworth” represents a scene from a state park in upstate New York.

I loved the way the brook flowed over the rocks and stones.


Wild Thing

Another of my favorite sources is the marsh at Tillman, also in upstate New York.  Whenever I visit the area  I stop by the marsh because it is so tranquil and evokes thought.  “Wild Thing” based on that marsh.  The  Wild Thing refers to the off center tree in the center which always appears to me to be the rebel of the  marsh…going its own way.  The water in the marsh is usually still, the tranquility of that broken only by the Canada Geese which are very present in the area.

All Quiet

“All Quiet” and “Big Sur III” have the ocean as the main feature of the painting as most of my seascapes    do.  My intent here is to show how peaceful the ocean can be and how appropriate the name “Pacific” is for this ocean.

Big Sur III


One of the best reasons to paint water is that the artist can utilize water features to evoke a wide range of emotion and I hope that this selection of “Water Features” will do that for you.  This exhibit is now on view at The Off Track Gallery through November 25, 2015.