The first week of the New Year was spent on Amtrak trains, crossing the country from Sacramento to DC. These are two oil sketches, done while underway, from the window of a roomette in the sleeper car. Highly recommended as a way to see the country.
6 x 8" oil on paper, Arroyos in deep shadow in Utah.
6 x 8" oil on paper, a snowscape in Colorado.
In other news, I've been named one of the Artists in Residence for Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area in Northern California, for two weeks in March. Really looking forward to another residency, this time in a much larger National Park. More details about that, coming soon.