|"Wild Pear" 8x6 oil on panel sold|
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
|"Alpine Firs" 8x12 oil on panel sold|
|Arts in the Woods 2012|
Every year at Arts in the Woods Ann and I spend time in the home studio making cards of select paintings from the past season. This year there are quite a few Seattle city paintings and some from my plein air travels. I would like to make these cards available to you all as well! If there are any paintings that you would like cards of you may buy them in sets of five for $10, or 10 for $20 plus a small shipping charge. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested..=]
2013 Calenders are also available at Arts in the Woods and for purchase on line....Just let me know!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
|"Kootenai Cascade" 12x8 oil on panel sold|
|Darrell Anderson painting on the Kootenai|
I'm not posting my first attempt on the last day....I didn't even finish the painting...Darrell hiked up the river to a much better location. He was almost done when I finally showed up but I decided to try again.The painting above is my second effort.
Darrell's painting buddy, Noel , fell in the river and needed warming up!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
|Painting the Kootenai 8x10 oil on panel|
|Demo set up on the Kootenai|
Bob and Cathe found a cool spot on an overhanging ledge to set up for the demo.
|Sketch of the class at the Kootenai|
In fact it was such a great scene I attempted to capture it with a sketch...
|Bob Phinney painting|
I was on a roll so I sketched Bob too!
|Rob painting on the Kootenai River, Montana|
To keep things fairly brief and focused I did not go into too much of the rest of this adventure but I did have great times with new friends around dinner and sharing our interests. I want to thank Cathe , Bob and the whole class for being so kind and welcoming to this stranger....
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|" Montana Ranch" 6x8 oil on panel|
the location offered a great view of the distant farms and ranches in the valley. Bob and Cathe both did demos to get us started and then I spent some time doing value sketches.
From the many scenes available I chose two.
I can't really explain my choices except that when you are trying to capture a view or mood outdoors in changing light conditions sometimes you just have to say "I will paint this!" ,...and get to it!
|"Canal Road" 8x8 oil on panel|
Sunday, October 14, 2012
|"The Bitterroot River" 8x10 oil on panel|
|Class set up on the Bitterroot|
Each morning Bob and Cathe would do a simultaneous demo. Bob working in oils and Cathe with water media..It was great watching the different approaches. Both are experienced instructors and love what they do!
|value sketch for "Bitterroot River"|
Value sketches were emphasized for working out your design....a very important pre-painting exercise that I had gotten out of the habit of doing...and my paintings have been suffering for it...Nice to get back in the habit!
|Bob Phinney works into his under painting with color|
Bobs pallet has a warm and cool , blue, yellow and red hue with white.
|The Plein Air Mobile|
My camping spot......which was nice because I could go inside in the morning and cook some coffee for everybody and warm up!....=]
Friday, October 12, 2012
|"Stevensville River Park" 8x10 oil on panel|
I took off on Thursday and spent the night in St Regis. I camped in my van on a forest service road in the mountains that Darrell suggested ...Great spot! ....I parked right under a sign that warned the hunters to identify the type of bear before they shoot!..Made me a little nervous getting up in the middle of the night...
We were to meet at a grange in Stevensville on Friday night. Since there was a little time before the first gathering I decided to pre-funk the party and do some painting at a little park outside Stevensville on the Bitterroot river.
|Tree Reflections at Stevensville River Park|
As you can see by these pictures I was pretty jazzed to be in this amazing country with four days to do nothing but paint and be with others who love plein air painting too!
|White Tailed Deer|
A White Tailed Deer posed for the camera as I was scouting the loop trail for a painting spot.
Figuring that we would be painting the river a lot on this trip I set up for a woodsy painting......
Didn't paint the wild turkeys that wandered through this scene...but I may give the deer photo a try...=]
Thursday, October 11, 2012
|"Three Rose Hips" 6x8 oil on panel sold|
Thursday, October 04, 2012
|"The Birch Forest" 8x8 oil on panel|
|Birch forest set up at the Bloedel Reservation|
What a beautiful spot! Can't wait to get back here again!
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
|"The Bloedel Mansion" 8x12 oil on panel sold|
I didn't take the time to look through the mansion. I'll do that the next time I visit .....and I will be back to paint this extraordinary property!
|Jane Wallis and I set up for painting the Bloedel Mansion|
Jane Wallis was my painting partner in this scene....It was good catching up with her!....Jane was my drawing instructor for one semester at Olympic College back in the 70's!
Check out Jane's work here