My Painting Journey.....

I began painting outside (en plein air). I thought then that on-site painting was the only way to paint ... 

... until I discovered rusty train cars, and my thinking changed. I wanted to spend more time working on those paintings than a few hours outside.  So I moved inside to work in the studio.  

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Somewhere along the way, I fell in love with vintage photographs so decided to try paintings based on those.  Then, because I was still in love with trains, I found historic train photos to use as inspiration for painting. 

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Still, I’ve never stopped painting outdoors, whether in Virginia, West Virginia, Mexico, or wherever I find myself.  Moving back and forth between studio painting and plein air painting is energizing and invigorating. I love both.

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