"Heron Lake Loop Trail II", 12 x 15, pastel on Canson paper.
I feel sometimes that I'm boring you to death with Heron Lake but it's a big part of my life living here in the foothills of Yosemite. Wasn't it Monet who painted the same scenes in all kinds of weather, light and seasons? I'm not by any means comparing myself to him but I keep coming back to the lake because it's so intriguing, delightful and beautiful, always beckoning me to observe and explore its hidden secrets. It inspires me to paint what new things it reveals to me. While no one can predict the future, I'm feeling this will be a lifelong pursuit of mine as long as I live here. What I learn through this experience expands my creativity and for an artist that's priceless. It's like an open air art class I can attend anytime I want. You probably have one just outside your door. What action you must take is to go out and observe and things will be revealed . Now it's back to the studio for me. Oh, by the way, I already took my walk around the lake this morning.