Our house hunt paid off – yay -and I don’t know who likes the house more; we or our real estate agent:) This week we’re organizing things for the movers to come and store our stuff, so they can transport it in 3 weeks to our new house (which has a longer escrow).
We had to replace our real estate person on the L.A. side, as well as where we are going to move. That was an agonizing experience, and hope we have to never do that again.
We are very happy and thankful the second ones were a better fit with our needs and wishes and expedited the selling and the buying quickly for us.
This means … that I’ll have to have the computer packed by the end of this week. Have pre-scheduled 6 weekly posts,
but don’t know if I’ll be able to make all the links for the memes work on the Ipad.
Just so you know that I’m not quitting my blog or mad at anyone, maybe just frustrated with my own limits!
Now my post -
My plein air paintings usually begin on location (in the summer), and are finished at home because of lack of time. Hubby and I were in Utah – Bryce Canon last year.
We both love mountains and forests.
I’m taking only the most necessary colors with me, 3 brushes, some paper towel and one of two small canvasses in my backpack, because there’s also my easel and my lunch! Not to forget an umbrella and my hoodie. Close to 9000 feet the wind is sometimes quite chilly. Did I forget anything?
The year before I had made an attempt to do the plein air. I stood at almost 9000 feet and the wind was so strong that it knocked the small canvas out of my hand. I got plenty sympathy of people standing around to enjoy the view.
We were all mesmerized by the rainbow of colors of these rocks.
Seeing the pics after we came home, I was even more determined that if I would ever come back to this place,
I would paint it, because the pics taken with an 18 pixels camera didn’t pick up all the colors!
I know of HDR, but I like the colors to come from my brush:)
Untill here it went fast
… hm, how many of the trees to put in?
Rainbow Arch ,Oil, 12 x 16 inch
Most of my work came after my first progress painting.
With every painting come “painting problems” that need to be solved.
1. the underside of the arch was so round it looked like a ball…
Solved by exaggerating any little bump or ledge
2. do I really need to put those gray patches in?
yes, otherwise it looks one big blob
3. the green of the trees may distract!
Use green with the least amount of yellow in it, like forest green
4. pink is my least fave color for mountains…
too bad, the pink stays (with one eyebrow raised)
What else to see in Bryce Canon?
Flowers don’t do well with triple digits,
they stay near the ground and are wilted
but we loved these brave little flowers putting up a fight
Even the fallen trees exude a certain beauty here
(also ” see” a painting :) )
While I’m painting, hubby hikes to “the Rim”- near 9000 feet. One way to keep up one’s exercise:)
the skies perfectly frame
the ever changing views
never enough time to look at them
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