"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Friday, April 27, 2012

Early Spring in the Canyon

11x12 Oil on Linen   Palette Knife

Plein Air
My painting partner
On Wednesday the weather predicted rain, I looked out the window and although it looked grey I decided my dog and I NEEDED a day out painting anyway and as it turned out for a few hours it was one of those fabulous days where the sun filters in & out, you feel so great when it comes out and warms you to the bone, you feel like your body is soaking up every ray. We only lasted a couple hours, one hour of fun and scoping the area, the other of serious painting. Just enough time before the wind kicked up so much that I had to hold the panel on the easel with one hand. I gathered some very valuable information and accomplished the subtle color notes of the grey day. We had a wonderful time together. 
And the painting didn't turn out half bad!

Thank you for visiting,


R Yvonne Colclasure said...

Glad you made it out. Lying in the snow looks so cold! Nice painting.

Susie Galvin said...

Palette Knife is your THING...Love the colors you choose , the clear look of the whole painting. Great painting.. Bailey looks happy, too.

Kathryn Grider said...

It was wonderful to get out even with the weather a bit unfavorable.

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank you both for the wonderful comments, I enjoy palette knife painting but I haven't accomplished what I want to with the brushes yet so I won't give those up!

Michelle said...

One of my favorite spots. I think I have a picture of Kevin fly fishing in this area. Love the palette knife, it gives it dimension.