Thursday, January 06, 2011

Abiquiu Sage_16x20

This painting will be on the way to Act I Gallery in Taos as soon as I make a few oil changes....I used the same reference as another painting I did recently, but backed out to shw more sky....I think I like this one better....

I have been quiet about my big Plains project, lately. Soon and VERY soon, I will be updating that blog with info about recent stages of the project, but NEXT WEEK, I will embark on the most adventurous part! Since I have been"Passing America" I have gathered images and studies of the south and central American Plains, and now it's time to take on the NORTHERN plains.

Past trips were done by car with special friends and suporters accompanying me aand driving while I painted in the passenger eat.

I am doing a series of "drive-by" paintings, PASSING by along our northern border in the deepest part of winter! I will paint impressions of our American Great Plains while passing by on the Amtrak Empire Builder, from St. Paul, MN to the western part of Montana. Much of the trip will be at night, and I am supposing that the snow will be reflective enough that I will be able to see beautiful snowy plains to paint.

Uh oh! I just heard from a friend in Montana that the temerature is predicted to be -40 that week! I hope this Texan will hold up OK!


Pam Holnback said...

So exciting! I can't wait to see all of these!

Mark Nesmith said...

Beautiful painting, great color and light. It feels so spacious. Good luck with your Plains project -- can't wait to see the paintings!

Mark Nesmith