Wood River (Sun Valley, Idaho), oil on panel, 11x14
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
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I really enjoyed painting this quick small one, a view of the farm next to the ranch (see previous post). I only had about an hour of good light left in the day. Enjoyed seeing the horses come and go in the near distance, and the bright yellow buttercups made for a striking scene. I should have taken a photo of my setup - the easel was on one side of a fence, while I painted from the other side with a small incline sloping back behind me.
We stayed for two nights at a summer camp and horse ranch outside Binghamton, NY. This was the setting for my niece's wonderfully casual wedding reception. I enjoyed our stay here very much, and did three plein air paintings on the grounds last Sunday.
After spending nearly 3 hours on the bell tower painting (previous post), I moved a hundred yards to capture the sunlit rhododendron at the lovely Arcade building. I worked as fast as possible on this painting, resulting in a looser brushstroke than usual.
Chautauqua Morning, oil on panel, 8x10
Took a trip last week to upstate New York, where I managed to do five plein airs. This is one of two at Chautauqua Institution on Lake Chautauqua. In a few weeks there will be lots of people and boats there, but not in late May. I found this spot looking at the Miller Bell Tower a short distance from the many bare boating docks.