5X7 plein air oil on panel
I’m focusing on creating a decent composition and creating depth through color. In this one I tried to make the sage brush in the front higher in chroma than the trees behind it. And I really lightened the trees on the hill.
8X10″ oil on canvas
This one makes me happy. I love stripes and mornings.
I wrote a short description of it on Instagram. And it’s for sale.😊🌞
11X14 oil on canvas
The Boise River is so high right now that it has flooded parts of the greenbelt and some areas downriver from where I live. I stood on a bridge to paint this one. I got a bunch of funny comments. Paintings don’t look like much in the beginning stages, at least mine don’t, so I prefer to keep them to myself until they look half decent.
11X14 oil on panel
Today my daughter went to school all day so I was able to go out and paint in the morning (we homeschool half time). I went out to the farmland that is at the base of the foothills on the other side of Boise from where I live. I sat in the back of my car with the back up. I can hide a little that way. Beautiful morning.
I found this lovely big tree in the middle of a hay or alfalfa field. I’ve found that I do best when I find a big tree to make my focus, I pretend it’s a figure.
5X7″ oil on panel
I painted this plein air today. I feel like I’m starting to get a feel for plein air painting. I’m happy with how this little painting turned out.
I keep painting Harris Ranch because it’s just about the only flat open space near my house. There are a few cows left on the ranch I’d like to paint. This open space is quickly disappearing with houses being built on it all the time.
5X7″ oil on panel
The color looks so different outside! And yes, I love my little Gorilla Painting Box. Although I used a bigger palette, who could possible use such a tiny palette? But I had a limited selection of colors because not many tubes fit😀. It might be to my benefit!