I stood at the cross-roads today watching the oncoming storm… Painted two panel side by side to capture this beautiful panorama that I get to see driving out to town everyday. What a lovely stormy weather. I love Monsoons!
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Some new Plein Air paintings from last couple of weeks. I have started going out again once or twice a week. Prescott is so green right now, I am afraid I am going to run out of green paint!!!
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
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
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 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
This painting I did yesterday, from up the hill behind my house again. It has been a long time I used a palette knife, it was interesting, though I think I have been enjoying using a brush better. Now only if I can figure out how to use one! Ha Ha! Looking Towards Granite Dells Continue Reading
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
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
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