Looking Back

April 13, 2021


Sometimes it pays to turn around and see where you’ve come from, literally and figuratively. I rarely struggle with finding inspiration for my paintings, it seems the ideas just keep coming.


Luckily for me, if I DO feel even slightly stuck, I take a walk. There’s no substitute for living in a beautiful part of the world for a landscape painter. Having said that, I imagine if I lived in downtown L.A. I’d be painting the urban landscape, which actually sounds equally interesting. I’m a life long fan of Richard Diebenkorn’s cityscapes.

As I was walking in Lone Pine State Park, which is literally out my back door, I turned around and was staring at my next painting. Here’s the sketch.


“I was looking back, to see if she was looking back, to see if I was looking back at her."

~John Mayall


Let’s keep in touch,


Marshall