Friday, January 23, 2009

Morning landscape studies


I did a couple of quick landscapes while waiting for horses to arrive. It was about 10:00 in the morning and the shadows were very nice. Since we have had so much rain, the desert is very green. The greens, blues and purples are beautiful.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Plein air Adventures

It was a beautiful day, and the hitching posts were full at the Mammoth Steakhouse when I painted last Sunday. I did three paintings, but I wanted to post this one. I am always focused on improvement and putting everything I can into each painting. So, even with this small 6x8, I will use as many tools as I can, brush, fingers, pallet knife-whatever it takes to have nice lines and shapes. This is "Mojo", a five year old that was alert and fun to paint.