Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
I'm back from my painting trip. This is a view from my camp site where I spent most of the week because of altitude sickness. I went from 2,000 feet to 10,000 and although it had never effected me before...maybe age? Anyway I still had a great time.
Plein Air painting has given me so much joy in my life for so many years. The process of jumping in my truck with the dogs and traveling across the country following my inspiration only. Throwing on my back pack full of my painting equipment and hiking to the perfect spot somewhere in the mountains, on the coast, by a river, under a tree, or even on a main street of a big city. Where ever it is, I am there at that moment interacting with the environment, the lighting, the weather , the sounds. I see colors out there that I have never seen in a photo, period. It takes far more time and effort, but to me it is so well worth it. That feeling of intimacy with nature is something very, very special.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
This was a field study I did on my trip last year with my good friends Carol and Penny.
I'm gone on another paining trip to Colorado until June 27th. I like to get away from AZ as much as possible in the summer. It gets a little warm for plein air painting.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
|This is Carol setting up to paint the yellow bed dump truck.|
Monday, June 6, 2011
|This is a photo of Carol Marine and I at Slide Rock in Sedona, AZ.|