Monday, June 27, 2011
SYMPHONY OF GREEN
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.