This was my first nature painting after I was inspired to switch from painting people while visiting the Fine Art Exhibit at the 2013 Sonoma County Fair. I found painting animal spirits was much easier because they are more open then we are. The photo was taken during a trip on Clear Lake, California in 2010. For 13 years I signed my paintings in BLOCK LETTERS and dated year. This is one of those paintings. I changed signature a few paintings after this painting.
All of my work comes framed with hand made 1 X 2" redwood. There are two reasons I frame my work; One: Your painting is ready to hang and enjoy upon arrival; Two: It acts as protection during shipping.
Oil paint, brushes and redwood