A painting can be a mirror to our soul and to pause and gaze at the reflection is not vanity.
Very nice studies, Gregory
Glad you got a chance to get out and paint - I think the waterfall study is very nice.
Thank you Gary and Jeremy. I was only able to get out once while visiting in Baltimore but I am glad I did. My Mother wanted them both so I let her keep them.
I'm becoming less timid about painting outside, so I'll be taking baby steps more and more. Nice water and rocks, and I like the way you handled depth in the second. Your mother has a good eye for art!
Judy, Thank you. Dont be afraid to go out and paint. The first time I did, I ended up with a big paint splat on canvas. I kept going and going. Just tell yourself that there is nothing out there except you and your subject. I always have plenty of onlookers with wierd comments but remember there is only you and your subject. Everything else is a passing sound.