"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A taste of Winter!

9x12 oil en plein air on Raymar panel

It was 24 degrees yesterday morning when I started off for a morning of painting in the canyon. Cold, crisp and absolutely beautiful. The painting above was completed on sight and I must admit I am delighted with it. When I arrived at this location I sketched three different options and thought I had decided on which one to start with. After setting up my tripod and pochade box I glanced up in a different direction and this scene just begged me to paint it. So I did a quick sketch of it and began painting. 

 Below is a photo of the start of the painting I had initially planned to start with. I was able to get a good start on this before it turned too cold with the light breezes kicking up. This painting will be finished in the studio after I return from a week long painting trip to California. A workshop with the award winning artist Kathleen Dunphy  http://kathleendunphy.com/  Painting for 5 days, 7 hours a day and "NO Whining" aloud. Should be a wonderful experience for me.


Susie Galvin said...

You amaze me time and again... This is an awesome painting...The colors are great... Know exactly where you painted this... Also am liking the Camp Lamoille too... Enjoy your trip.

R Yvonne Colclasure said...

WOW! I finally checked to see if you had posted your painting. I really love this one! I hope we can get in at least one more trip befor I head south.

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank you Susie and Yvonne! It was sure fun and cold that day...I'm SO glad you can recognize the location Sus! you'll have to come with us next time...now that your hip is healing so nicely. I also hope we can get out again before you head off to AZ for the winter Yvonne...I'm looking forward to trying to paint the snow.