As the weather begins to cool, I find myself torn between the dynamics of coastal surf, and the seasonal effects on eastern woodlands. I’ve been working on a three larger surf paintings (36x72), as well as a number of smaller studies of the sea. However, local streams amid changing forests are always a source of inspiration. I’ve played with sketches and ideas over many years for a large painting of an autumn forest stream. I’ve painted such subjects before, but always on smaller canvases. Small canvases seem restrictive compared to those I can step into. Perhaps this season I will get such a work underway. In the meantime, I continue to explore the dynamics of moving surf on larger canvases. Pictured below, I am holding the painting “Rejuventation”, which can be viewed in greater detail on the “New Pieces” page.