October 8, 2017

En Plein Air Spring 2017



In late spring 2017, I took a vacation specifically to spend time around waterfalls to study how water moves. I started working with oil paint, but I ended with pencil drawings.


This was painted at Skaneateles, NY, and is of a stream. The reflection on the water from the overhead trees was so green, that it looks like a carpet rather than moving water. 



Skaneateles, NY



A closer look.



This was painted in the Catskill Mountains. What a thing to drag all the necessary items for oil painting through the woods while climbing over rocks in the streams! 




Catskill State Park. I spent a long time at this spot. It was chilly, with a steady wind flowing over the cool water. 


Catskill State Park


Devil's Tombstone Campground, NY

Painting and drawing outdoors is a joy. I find that it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the detail in nature. So, I have to remind myself to just start and keep at it and resist impatience. 





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