Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
At 8000 feet snow stays way past spring time. The warmth in the sun is deceptive.I decided I liked this composition. I was in the shade and it took two hours to paint it because I had to take breaks and warm up in the sunshine every time my hands got too cold to hold a brush. Gloves, you say. Gloves! I don't need no stinkin' gloves.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Painted in Red Feather near my sister's cabin, entirely plein air. May work some more on it to define the foreground trees, but am generally happy with the painting.
The most distant white cap is in Rocky Mountain National Park, some 50 miles away. In the near distance are Saddle Back mountain and Sleeping Indian mountain.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Cayucos. Michael invited us afterwards and we shared his beer and the spectacular ocean view from his home, where he watches humpacks and gray whales when he isn't painting. You can tell them apart, according to him. THe humpback has a heart shaped spray. The gray has a vertical spray. Cheers to Michael and the whales.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Not exactly plein air, but inspired by a phone conversation with my son Mark, who is living in Austin and has a nocturnal critter nesting in his attic for the last six months.
Complaints to the apartment manager have been fruitless so far. So Mark has decided to make the best of it. He has named him Larry. My imagination took things one step further.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I must have painted Bishop's Peak half a dozen times from this site. Once again our plein air painters group met there for our regular Thursday paint out. Totally uninspired I used an old canvas, not wanting to waste a new canvas on an old theme. This time, however, I turned away from Bishop's peak and saw these cabins nicely set off by the dark foliage of the cedars.
I like the results. Sometimes it's me that's old and not the painting site.