Friday, October 18, 2013

Plein Air Painting in the Park

Autumn is coming and the fall colors are gorgeous.  We went out to McClatchy  Park near my studio to paint on Thursday during Abbie's class yesterday.  This tree caught my eye and so I did a quick study. 
oil on canvas
Pink Bike is the perfect urban plein air painting transportation.  It can hold all my plein air gear.  Plus the weather was absolutely perfect bicycle riding weather yesterday.  Loving the autumn!!! 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Outside My Studio Door

A painting I started right outside my studio door.  I began it en plein air, then studio work, then plein air, then studio to finish it up.  I actually got to meet my new neighbors moving into the Broadway Triangle Project by painting right outside my studio.   
And here's a view right out the front door of the house where I grew up in Northwest Montana.  I took this picture last week while visiting my Dad who still lives in the very same house.  Who would not be influenced to become an artist and paint nature's beauty when surrounded by this everyday?
Another view just down the road from where I used to live.  I need to spend a few weeks up here in Montana and just paint next year. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Quick Study Roses

A quick study I did during Abigail's class here at my studio on Thursday afternoons.  I was practicing my brushstrokes in this exercise.
9 x 12
oil on canvas paper

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sacramento River plein air

A recent plein air study from my favorite painting place at Sacramento River.
oil on board