These two acrylic paintings are on the smaller size-- 8"x10" and 9"x12". They're studies in warmth and shadow, and I hope you enjoy the scenes from my summer vacation.
The old poplar tree was from our holidays in the Rockies this past August; I was struck by how the afternoon sun silhouetted the poplar against the sky, and since I was madly painting something else at the time, I took a few snapshots to keep me busy during the winter months.
The serene porch view was from a trip to New Brunswick. My uncle and aunt have a storybook home there --nestled against a lake, with lush trees and peonies and shrubs-- our visit was drenched with peace and beauty.