Friday, September 21, 2018

Gearing up for a Week Full of Plein Air Painting

...and learning, always learning.  It's been awhile since I used my plein air equipment outdoors.  I have been practicing since signing up for Alla Prima Westcliffe - a week long event of painting outdoors, a competition and show at the end and a jolly good Arts Hullabaloo/town event.
Here are a few of my plein air practices these past few weeks.

"Hill with Yucca"
pastel on Canson paper
this is a hill of rocks on my property
left by digging and piling for one reason or another
long before we came here

"Petunias and Zinnias"
oil on canvasboard
9" x 12"
done from the flowers I have
growing on in a pot on my rainbarrel

Tomorrow I will be attending a plein air workshop with Colorado artist, Tim Deibler.

Acrylic practice in the studio - here - this one is large 24" x 30"
I love aspen trees.  Looking for a few young ones to put on our property.
This is being done from my photo from up into the alpine and mountains.


Stay tuned because by the end of next week, I will have lots to show and tell.

Today we are doing our OWN concrete apron pads for our new building - can you
say, 'concrete all over myself'?  Concrete truck is bringing the material, WE are 
doing the finishing after they pour it - 2 yards.



  


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wild Things Reception

Last week was the Art Reception for the 'Wild Things' show at the 3rd Street Gallery in Westcliffe, Co.  My first event with them.  Fun, and music and laid back conversation - interesting crowd!  Love it!

At the end of this month is the Alla Prima Westcliffe - plein air event.
Four days of painting on location - out doors.
I am signed up and getting the rust out of the paints and pastels
so I can be ready to participate!
Should be fun and exciting!
Praying the weather stays calm.