July 20, 2008

Trumpet Vine and Shed in Vineyard

I've had stuff going on the past couple of weeks and just haven't seemed to be able to get out and paint like I would like to. I painted this Plein Aire this morning. I loved the rambunctious tumble of the vine over the roof of the shed.

July 04, 2008

Pit River

Spent one night camping on the Pit River in Northern California. The campground was small, 8 - 10 sites and primitive, no water available but one of the most picturesque campgrounds that I've been in.
I did a 2 page spread, the page on the left is an eddy that the main river creates where it divides off and runs down in 3 small waterfalls before it joins back up with the main flow; shown on the right page. Again my river appears to tip off toward the edge of the page; it doesn't in the actual painting, it has to do with the curl of the page and the crop.

I saw a River Otter pop his head up out in the eddy while I was sitting there painting.

I am going to try to get a little more consistent with my painting and posting in the future. But we'll see how that goes. I thought with traveling, I'd have all kinds of time to paint but I'm not finding that to be the case. Some of the best views that I see to paint are going by, out the window, at 65mph! May have to start practicing painting from memory more often.