Sunday, January 30, 2011

Trees by the Tracks

Trees by the Tracks___8x6 oil on linen___for Passing America....exhibit Oct-Dec 2011,

Great Plains Art Museum, Lincoln, NE

The Amtrak Empire Builder stopped in Minot, ND. It was just long enough that I was able to do a little more detail on this small canvas. The sun was up, but still low in the sky, and shadows played across the lower part of the branches. I never looked to see what was making the shadows, but spent the time trying to catch the impression of sunlight on the tops of the trees.

I will be teaching this kind of "painting fast impressions" in an upcoming one-day workshop in Rockport, TX. Join us on Friday, Feb 4, and we also will paint on Saturday morning. Details below! If it is cold we will work in the Art center, right on the waterfront. I am also looking into the option of another indoor venue with a view

***WORKSHOP in Rockport! ***
Here are the basics, but email me if you want more info...this is an intensive one-day study workshop to equip you to move forward...(plus optional Saturday am paintout)
Sketching and Pushing Color from Dawn til Dark
FRIDAY, Feb 4 (with an optional Saturday morning paint-out)
7am at Cove Harbour til about noon, and 4:30 – 7 pm
also, Sat 7am at Charlotte Plummers
Seeing and sketching fast…with pencils, sketchbooks, brush on panels,
$100 for members, $125 for non


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

do you EVER SLEEP? ;)
great work and a dedicated work ethic!

Douglas Clark said...

I love how you make the simplest things into beautiful paintings. Do you ever work from photographs?

Linda Popple said...

Love your paintings on this trip! Each one is so beautiful and unique to the area.