Monday, January 25, 2010

Mountains to the Sea - California revisited

These 3 untitled studio paintings were completed this month. I've been trying out new scenes (i.e. not deserts, canyons, ruins, etc.) from old photos and memories of past trips. The beauty of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains and Pacific coast are well known to artists, and these places bring back many memories of my years growing up in California. So now I'm wondering what took me so long to getting around to painting it more? Better late than never, I guess. The two mountain scenes are 12x12s and the coastal one is 11x14.


Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Beautiful pieces, Bill! I think you captured the California light perfectly.

Mick Carney said...

Just to show us your versatility. A lovely set of pictures once again.

Bill Cramer said...

Thanks Michael and Mick! I'm hoping to get a Sirra trip in this year. We'll also be in northern Cal to visit family along the coast. Can't wait!