Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY (oil on panel)

image©Letizia Morley 2012  Photo: Bruce Jeffrey

This was the first oil landscape I ever attempted. It was painted en plein air at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Under the tutelage of David Peikon, I was able to step out bravely into the world of landscape painting which had hitherto been very intimidating. David Peikon is not only a wonderful teacher but is first and foremost an accomplished painter. Visit his website at