I'm happy to report that Gorge trip resulted in few successful paintings, with one has been already sold. The rest of it is going to Seaside Gallery Invitation Show in La Conner.
My romantic fevers are curing pretty fast this days, injecting my creativity , enhancing experience and giving me a deeper understanding of my own needs.
Every "paint out", or "paint in" bring more friends into my life and more students.
It feels like economy is turning around a bit , since I sold 4 pieces this month.
I feel that, in the midst of this crazy busy creative and personal life, 3 things are never failed me : Meditation, Artistic Impuls, and Friends. What else can I ask for? :)))
The Gorge Paint out was incredible, relaxing and fun. Also a great experience on how to make a compositional decision quick while fighting a wind. And, of course, importance of a good, understanding, supportive company of painting buddies .
There were many open vistas, valleys, endless hills and mountain ranges. It's a personal choice how to treat the design. For myself, I realized I need to stop cutting the composition and painting close ups.
Cle Elum trip conclusion is never underestimate the weather forecast :) Always have a set of thermals and a good wind-braker in your car. And second - prepare your canvases right!!!!
I'm good at giving this advise to my students, but failing at it myself sometime. This time, I had several canvases with me, which I forgot to sand and put 3rd layer of gesso - the result you will never see, as it's a disastrous painting and complete waste of 3 hours of precious time
So here are several studies I like, all of it you can see at La Conner Seaside Gallery invitational show.
|"Six o'clock Sky" oil on linen board, 9x12 - SOLD!|
|"Quiet Noon" oil on linen, 9x12|
|"Teanaway" oil on linen , 8x10|
|"Columbia bank" oil on linen , 9x12|
|"Iron Horse Park" oil on linen , 9x12|
|"Murmur of the Creek" oil on linen, 9x12|