The above reference photos of mine were taken a few years ago at Bandelier National Park in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The park is on the slopes of the Jemez mountains and covers 33,000 acres. I have several more photographs I shot of the area, and like I always say "I hope to paint these soon". :-) I have been seriously considering how often times people take the wrong path in life -- or the right path -- and the consequences. This has inspired me to start a new series soon depicting paths in my paintings. Stay tuned ! Right now I am painting two landscapes, one of Hawaii and another of Nevada, and I am pretty excited about them and will finish them soon so check back often. Below is my reference photograph of a path at Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle.
I often visited this 230 acre park which is on the shores of Lake Washington. Fall is such a wonderful season to spend time there. Below are a couple of garden shots I (again) "Hope to paint soon."
The two shots above were taken in the Japanese Garden section of Washington Park Arboretum.
I must get some sleep now so I will be fresh and energetic to work on two landscapes tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone !