SOLD – Fog Lifting on Walker Hill


This summer I drove our old truck around in the fog looking for a place to paint.

I had seen a picture of an Irish artist, Elizabeth Cope, painting in the bed of a pickup truck, and was inspired to try it. (She was featured in the wonderful magazine, Faire). Our Toyota Tundra, rusty and barely passing inspection, would be perfect for painting, high above the tall grass and insects. 

Allen Hill was too cloaked in the clouds, but when I drove to the top of Walker it was starting to break up over the mountains beyond East Barnard. I found a good place to pull off the road and watched the clouds lifting, the color emerging through the scrim. By the time I packed up at noon you’d have barely known the clouds had been there.

{Started en plein air from the bed of my pickup truck, finished in the studio.}

  • 36″ x 12″
  • 37″ x 13″ framed.
  • Acrylic on canvas.
  • Framed in natural douglas fir floating frame.