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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Plein Air again

This is a Spring time  Plein-air , size 9 x 12  , I recently did trying to get going again on My plein-air work .  Its something I love to do and it requires commitment . Now, this one isn't so bad, the valley floor was still colorless sorta, and the elevation is high and things hadn't begun growing yet - - -but warm enough most the snow was gone.  We did not have much snow this year, and it is getting hot now even.    This next group of rocks are on a sage brush hillside at a lower elevation, and different terrain altogether.  I hope that difference shows.

This grouping of rocks is above the fields  at the ranch in Dutch Valley and were in direct sunlight.  I hope the painting doesn't seem odd without the sky showing---we are looking down a hillside!


  1. Ida, how wonderful you are getting out painting. I love your two rock paintings. That top one is very well done and the sage in the second is wonderful. I love the smell of sage in the spring. I do like paintings without sky, very secluded.

  2. Thanks Donna -- I have been trying to find different comp's - -its hard--also to paint and make the every day things I see "beautiful" somehow!

  3. These two rock paintings are wonderful, Ida. I love the first one especially. Rocks are not the easiest subjects but you painted it beautifully!