Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here's the second of the barn. A little longer view gives the feeling of being set into the landscape a bit more. Anyway, I'm sure I'll be painting this again - maybe the trees will be turned to golden yellow by that time. . .
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
This is a great barn. I wanted to get the lay of the land and the way the barn sits on it. It has a hunkered down look, which I didn't quite manage. I made a second attempt, which I'll post tomorrow. I think I'll make at least one more to really get the look of it.
What a great place this is! There are lots of nooks and crannies to the landscape and I think we will return there quite a bit this autumn.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I thought this scene was interesting because of the forested area the cows were grazing in. I'm used to seeing them in open pasture and this is a view of mountain pasture. I suppose this isn't as unusual to many people as it is to me.
Friday, August 21, 2009
This is a plein air that didn't go to the show, but will go somewhere. I was visited by a worker who wanted to take a look at what I was painting and his comment was, "Wow! You really took artistic license!" And I said, "Of course. Why paint if you can't do that?"
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Another plein air piece. It is so amazing to still have green grass here in August! I have heard from several people who have lived here their whole lives - some 80 years or so - and have never seen it like this at this time of year. It is a thing to behold indeed.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This painting was done during the plein air event. I saw a similar one, from a slightly different view, of this spot by another artist - Jeanne Mackenzie. It was fun to see that someone else had been down this road painting also. Her painting was great!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Another plein air piece that I didn't enter in the show, but will take to a gallery. This is such a great barn and great place to paint!! I'm off to paint again today in a little while, at a ranch I haven't painted at before. I'm excited!
Monday, August 17, 2009
This painting is now at Deselms Fine Art gallery along with Boxelder Creek and August Morning. They are the 3 I entered in the plein air show. I received an Honorable Mention for Boxelder Creek, from judge Ramone Kelly. I'm pretty happy about that! There were 180 paintings in the show, with awards for 5 and Honorable Mentions for 5. All in all it was great fun and I'm making plans for next year! Happy viewing!
This painting is available at Deselms Fine Art Gallery in Cheyenne.
Friday, August 14, 2009
This painting started out as a 9x12, but got cropped when I decided to frame it in a black frame. My friend Klea mentioned that the paintings that are predominantly cool look better in the black frames than the frames with a warm cast. She is so good at identifying stuff like that! Anyway, the only black frame I had was a 6x8, so I cropped it and made a very exciting presentation I think. This painting is in Cheyenne and will be part of the Wyoming Plein Air show which begins Saturday. I'm a little nervous about the quick draw tomorrow as its outside at the Depot Square in Cheyenne and not at all the type of subject I'm used to painting - and right during the Farmer's Market. But, I guess thats also the fun of it, right?
This painting is available at Deselm's Fine Art in Cheyenne.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This is the first painting of the day on Tuesday. What a great day of painting that was!! It was perfect weather and we painted all day as we travelled up the road. This was done just a few miles from my house - just a little spot and an interesting outcropping. This is painted on Wallis sanded paper and the combination of using this paper and walnut oil as a medium produced a wonderful luscious look and it resembles pastel in appearance. I think I'm hooked!
This painting is available at Deselm's Fine Art Gallery in Cheyenne.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
This is another of the paintings that went to the show. I got a good response and sold quite a few small paintings. It was a lot of fun. The people who put this show on are very good to us artists and lots of fun. We thought we should video the quick draw auction next year and put it on youtube (or however you spell it). You've never seen an auction like this! So, I'm back from that and on to Cheyenne today for more of the Wyoming Plein Air painting event.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Here's another painting going to the show in Douglas. I'm looking forward to seeing all the people I haven't seen since last year. Its always fun to find out what's been happening and see how their painting has changed. This is my favorite show!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Here is a painting that will be in the show this coming weekend. Its done from a 6x8 plein air I did a while ago. I just spent the last 8 hours outside painting at various places. I am ready to be inside. I will begin photographing some of these soon.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Here is this painting finished and ready for a frame. It is going to the regional show on Friday, along with a dozen other paintings. I am on my way out the door to head to Cheyenne for some painting during the Wyoming Plein Air event for the day. On the way, I'm stopping at Wheatland to do some painting at a horse training ranch. I might do some painting before that if I see something that catches my eye - which is sure to happen since this summer has been incredibly beautiful this year!