Wednesday, July 14, 2010
oil on hardboard
There is nothing like painting on location! At 6:30 in the evening, it was HOT out there. I found a spot with a little pinon tree for some shade and this was my scene. It's the side of the Sandia mountains looking towards Santa Fe. Lots of pinon trees and scrubs. The thing about painting outside that I love is that it's so much harder than studio painting. You take a minimal amount of materials with you. It's hot, it's dirty, there are gnats and flies buzzing around you, the ground is uneven. And you have to make yourself focus and decide on a place, a subject, a view, and just get to work and do it. So this painting is my "impression" of what I was seeing in front of me. Talk about being in the moment.....