Plein air, oil on board apprx. 30 x 20 cm

I’ve been meaning to paint this very old, stunted tree for some time now, but I’m usually either too late to catch it in bloom or the blossom has already been stripped from the tree by the weather.  Sculpted and battered by the prevailing winds with only the relatively protected leeward side sporting any flowers or leaves there is no other example like it anywhere along the coast and it stands alone.

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 15  x 20 cm

A very quick cloud study done while a marvelous sunset was in progress.  It was difficult to know where or what to look at next, while trying to paint it!