Evening Glow 9 x 12

There are so many elements that come into play when you are painting outside. Sometimes you start with a plan of attack but once you're in the flow of painting, it just becomes what it wants. I became a spectator of my own work, as any other viewer would be. This painting started out as a simple tree study and quickly turned into a painting about the setting sunlight even though you don't even see the sun. This is the reason people paint outside. Unlike studio paintings where you have controlled lighting and all the time in the world, painting outside is all about connecting with the environment and learning to roll with what life gives you.
Painting outside is exciting for the artist and I feel that comes through in the finished work.


  1. Hey RAndy - you have some nice work here! So glad to find you and your site!

  2. Randy:

    So glad to see your blog and new work. Saw you visited my blog as well. Thanks buddy. Keep up the good work. I'll be back.

    Rusty Jones

  3. hey randy,
    love the blog so far!! great work and love seeing the on location shots too. i feel like i'm not alone hahaha

    i'll be back for more!

  4. Hi randy. I popped over from Perry's site. This one stopped me in my tracks. Looks inspired with great feeling. Love the colors on the trunk. Nice!

  5. Thank you all for the very kind comments. A lot of my inspiration with this Blog and my art comes from you guys.

    "A Day Not Wasted" thank you for visiting. Your comments just made my day! I will check out your site + your welcome back anytime.