Tag Archives: landscapes

2014-3-19 at Granite Mountain

Yet another attempt at this beautiful mountain in my backyard. This is the first painting after I came back from Eric Merrell’s workshop in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA. What a beautiful place, so inspiring! I will be posting the paintings from the workshop too. Not my favorites as in a complete body Continue Reading

Winter Plains

Another view of the Bill Williams Mountain, with the blue distant mountain standing out against the golden grasses of winter. I actually stood by the side of a 50 mph road where cars zoomed by me every minute or so sending a rumble and almost blowing my canvas off my easel! Beautiful view, and I Continue Reading

Heading North

Here is my painting for the Day 21 of the 30 in 30 challenge. Another one that I actually painted over an old painting. I feels like I am just starting to understand the power of oil paints. I come from a  watercolor background so I am always concerned about planning ahead. But this is Continue Reading

Blue Hills and San Francisco Peaks

Blue Hills 8″x 10″ oil on panel I did two paintings yesterday, back-to-back, literally.  Painted one, turned around and painted the second one facing the other way. I actually reused some of my pre-used panels that I didn’t very much like the studies that they had one. I wasn’t sure if that was going to Continue Reading

Looking East-Winter-5pm

Another one from the gorgeous view that you get when you climb up the hill behind our house. It just about a 360 degree panoramic view. From Bill Williams mountain in the north to the San Francisco peaks at the base of which Flagstaff is situated. Then as you look east, these typical Arizonan mesa Continue Reading

Granite Mountain Again

Another view of the mountain. I picked a spot where these really soft and fluffy looking plants were growing right in front of it. The interesting thing about them was how they glowed against the drab winter landscape. 10″ x 8″ oil on gessoed panel

Moonrise

A very quick, perhaps a 15-20 minute painting, en plein air, trying to catch the colors of dusk with a full moon rising. It was an amazing evening. You could see the bands of colors in the sky rising out of the earth. 8″x10″ oil on panel

Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain 14″ x 11″ oil on panel © 2014 Srishti Wilhelm Click here to view or purchase I’m revisiting this tall huge chunk of granite that is behind my  house, yet again. It just never ceases to amaze me with its grandeur and its various moods. I enjoy living right here close to this Continue Reading

Thumb Butte, Day 13, 30 in 30

After the figure painting session this morning, I actually also did a plein air (phew!), I am behind and I need to catch up. So here are the efforts… I am happy with it overall. I feel like I got a teeny bit closer to the look and feel that I am after in my Continue Reading

Landscape study, Day 8 of 30

Here is an 8″ x 10″ study that I did plein air today for the Day 8 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. Up on the hill behind our house, when the sun gets low, you can see mountains all around with a different shadow structure on each of them. Some have the Continue Reading

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Srishti Wilhelm Srishti Wilhelm is an award winning Impressionist artist who paints plein air paintings from life in oil and watercolor.