Lower Ottoway Lake, just below 10,000 feet in the High Sierra, on a crystal clear, breezy day. The water near the shore is golden with refracted sunlight dancing on sandy lake bed. As the water gets deeper the color deepens until the reflected deep blue sky becomes dominant. A very long hike to a truly beautiful place.
The creative process is unique, all done by hand. An archival pigment print on Somerset Velvet fine-art paper is affixed to board and sealed with a clear-coat for UV protection. No glass is needed, and the image is float mounted in a hardwood maple frame. The result is striking color, clarity and uncanny three-dimensionality.
Most of my work is drawn from nature, but I enjoy creating images whose origins may not be readily clear. This kind of abstract view often leads to artworks that are peaceful and relaxing, but also a bit mysterious.