I came to landscape painting last, an odd thing considering how much of my life I’ve spent outdoors. At that time, I was advised to stick to the figure and florals in order to develop more quickly career-wise, but I just couldn’t do it. The outdoors is God’s great cathedral; I am closest to Him there. I love the outdoors, and I paint what I love.
Most often, I paint en plein aire because the results are freshest and reflect what I feel about the site more closely. So I load my trust Mabef Backpacker’s (or half-French) easel, my India ink pen, my 1 1/4” flat Richeson Series 7000 brush, and my Stephen Quiller watercolors in my backpack and go. Life is good.