Friday, June 24, 2011

Last Week's Plein Air

                                                       The river continues to inspire me.

Plein Air in Sutton's Bay

These are from my time painting outside in the Leelanau Peninsula.   I am in the process of painting bigger paintings from these small ones.  The top one is 4x12 and the bottom 5x5.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Painting in Leland

My good friend, Angela Saxon, and I spent from 10am till 8 pm painting in the Leelanua Peninsula.  The weather went from a windy, wintry cold of a 50 degrees to sunny and 65.  We were on this beach late in the afternoon and the sun brought a welcome promise of summer as well as a sunburn.  I loved painting with her and am still working on the pieces though oil painting presents major challenges to my pastel-comfortable brain! This was my first official oil plein air experience outside my own deck.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

This week's plein air paintings

These are small - 5x5 - and still feel like my first baby steps oil painting outside.  I can go out my door and paint from my deck so I haven't yet trekked across the dunes, paints on my back, looking for a view.  This will happen! I go North next week and will have to get portable to paint those landscapes.