"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Along the Banks

8x10 Oil on Linen

This is my lovely niece, Josey! budding artist and first experience at plein air painting.  

My regular partner, Bailey.
 I had the pleasure of taking my niece out for her first experience in plein air painting, it was such fun and she had on the cutest hat!!  I gave her a smock first thing out of the bag, even though I think she was proud to call her new jeans, painting jeans now. She did great for her first time out and I hope we get to do it again.  I finished my painting back in the studio but had a good start despite the topple down the banks when the wind caught the easel - the paper towels we had to jump in the river to catch, but we were able to haul the wet mess home and laugh about it.

Hope your summer is going well, stay cool.


Michelle said...

Gosh she looks so grown up! Sounds like a fun experience!

Yvonne Colclasure said...

I love the painting and the hat!! I miss you and Bailey!

Kathryn Grider said...

Yes, we had a ball! it was great to hang out with Josey turning into a young woman very quickly.

Thanks Yvonne! we miss you too!!!

Susie Galvin said...

Hey, girlfriend.. Another wonderful picture at the Ruby Mtns..The waters and trees are so real...Always remark to myself of your unique talents.. Josey is so cute. Maybe you can make an artist of her, too..