Sunday, December 13, 2009

Canadian Geese layover in Lake Tahoe

8 x 10
Acrylic on Board
"Canadian Geese Layover in Lake Tahoe"

This was the second acrylic I did while in Tahoe

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Camp Richardson Hotel

24x18 Acrylic on canvas
Camp Richardson Hotel

This is first acrylic painting I have ever attempted - and I cant say that I enjoyed the process, I only brought acrylics with me to Tahoe thinking that they would be easier to travel with. Acrylics are so different than oils so I think I am going to re-do this one in oil and expereince how the different mediums feel when doing the same painting - Tahoe is paradise, it truly is the perfect place, I didnt bring my plein aire easel so all the paintings were done from photos and done indoors - not half as much fun but at least I painted while I was there. I also got to expereince seeing a Tahoe Bear family - I was in the car they were being a Bear family in the woods - they were too cute for words and of course I didnt have my camera - There was a mamma bear and her 2 "large cubs". I feel blessed that I got to see them - because I know people that have lived there their whole lives and have only seen them once or twice.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Road to Pokeney Farm

7 x 6 oil
Carol and I painted on Saturday and we only got one painting in - here is mine.
Carol wanted to paint this scene - I wasnt sure at first but I am really glad we did - it ended up being a lovely scene and the scene really was a great composition - without a lot of thinking or eliminating anything.