Tag Archives: plein air

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

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