Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thanksgiving In North Carolina

We returned to Highlands, North Carolina for Thanksgiving. We had an amazing time soaking in the beauty of the mountain scenery, enjoying the company of family and friends, and eating way too much.

The HouseThe Waterfall (Dry Falls, North Carolina)The Car (Natalie's Favorite)

Chief Peak Commission

I was fortunate to be asked and paint the fall colors and mountain range of Los Padres National Forest that included Chief Peak. The ridge when viewed from the Ojai Valley resembles a Native American laying down and looking at the sky above. Chief Peak is the highest point of the range, at 5560 feet,  and includes both the head and the bonnet. I have included an embossed image of the outline of the painting to better see how it gets its name. Also, I have included a painting that I did as a study for the fall colors and fence line titled Fall Fences and Fields. If you ever want to visit this view, then just visit the Ojai Meadows Preserve and look around.

The Cherished ChiefThe Head and BonnetFall Fences and Fields

Warm Weather & Clouds

It is hard to imagine that while Hurricane Sandy is barreling down the eastern seaboard, Ojai has been treated with amazing weather, even topping 93 degrees on Monday. The warm wind and clouds have been inspiring. Here are some paintings that highlight the weather. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all those affected by Sandy.

Clouds & FieldsYellow WildflowersThe Perfect Start