Near Kaneohe

Looking south toward the pali, from the beach.  6 x 8" oil on primed heavy bamboo paper. 

Pyramid Rock at MCBH. 6 x 8" oil on primed heavy bamboo paper.

As I prepare for the upcoming residency at Whiskeytown-Shasta National Rec. Area, a friend sent me a link to a fascinating article about the abiding tradition of landscape painting in this area.  It's a great read, especially this nugget from an obituary appearing in a San Francisco newspaper in 1899, for the painter Ransom Gillette Holdredge:  "His ambition was to be a great portrait artist, but his natural talents turned toward landscapes.  He has often stated that this was the disappointment of his life, and was the direct cause of leading him to drink."