Monday, March 02, 2009

Mountain Sparkle

"Mountain Sparkle"_16 x 20 oil on canvas....see study below
Here is another one worked up from a smaller plein air study. Yes, the one below truly was a plain air painting which I did in the dark! Ask Colorado artist Debby McAllister! she was with me! I painted one before this one, and even though it was very dark when I got around to this one, I was able to find my way around the palette, because I had already "been there" with the earlier painting....Anita sold the small one pretty fast at Act I (Taos, NM) , so I decided to work up the bigger one for the Cowgirl Up! Show later this month.
I will teach this "moonlight painting" technique at two workshops this year. First in Granbury at the Iron Horse Inn in April. A great 4 day , full time , art experience. There will be a full April moon on April 8 (and a birthday party for me that night!....and then again in Fredericksburg in June. Come to one of these if you can! See dates below:
Mar. 7 ...Rockport, TX (1 day)
April 6 - 9 ...Granbury, TX (4 day - comprehensive, in-depth workshop in an elegant place, !!!)
Apr. 18... Rockport, TX (1 day)
April 27 - 30... Gadsden, ALABAMA
May 30 ...Waxahachie, TX (1 day)
June 5-7... Fredericksburg, TX (Painting Fast - every day, and what to do with all those paintings!)
Fall New Orleans (with EATING in our off hours

"Mountain Sparkle_8x10 study

2 comments: said...

excellent work V.
I like more the study, more fresh.

Liza Hirst said...

I agree! It is lovely!