Friday, November 15, 2013


oil on hardboard
Available at little Luna Gallery
Madrid, NM

I don't know about you but when I'm out driving
and looking for beautiful scenes, I sometimes
wish I could be like other plein air painters - 
the ones who load up a big heavy backpacks on their backs and
head out deep into the woods and mountains.
They get the real deal.
They paint the hidden views that we only dream about.

My version of that is having all of my painting gear in the back of my car.
I see a spot, a vista, and I pull over, get out, open the trunk,
drag everything out, set it up, and finally....I paint.

Or, I go super small, and take a 5x7 or 6x8 thumb box
in the front of my car, on the seat next to me.
I find my spot, get my box, and I'm ready to go.
It's so easy, although a little too cramped.
Especially for someone who likes to wave their arms around when they paint.
And I have to bring my wipees to immediately clean all of the
paint I smear on the steering wheel and the windows.

This scene was one of those scenes.
Way up in the woods, right next to the pinon and sky. 

Candy colors and nature's beauty.

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