En Plein Air

(oil on panel) en plein air Big Bend National Park, TX

I’m enjoying plein air painting and often paint in different areas with the Outdoor Painters’ Society. It’s a huge challenge for me to paint realistically.

Louisiana Sky

“Louisiana Sky” (mixed media: collage, watercolor, clear epoxy)

The little horse painting was done several years ago. The collage pieces are from a large painting that didn’t work. I used attached the collage pieces to a cradled wooden panel (my newest interest) and sealed it with an epoxy. This little 8″ x 8″ piece will be available at NLAC’s Blend on the Bayou silent auction, May 7th.

Rooted in Love

“Rooted in Love” (watercolor on paper; 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″)

This was a fun little piece to create. Lots of pushing and pulling of darks and lights throughout the roots. It’s amazing how much time goes into such a small piece, with lots of decisions to make. I rarely start with a penciled in concept, so the movement of the watercolor brush throughout the drawing is intuitive and responsive to what appears.