Last day at the Plein-air event in the Alpine County of Calif, Markleeville. - - -What a beautiful Sunday it was , too. The event had run thru the month of July after a week of painting each day the week before it opened at the Gallery. This last Sunday had a few of us painting in town, which is interesting because of all the sites there. Town was full of tourists, campers and bikes so I do hope the Gallery did well. I did the old School house for my last painting, and visited with passer's by as I painted. And this one of the water tower attop the hills which holds water for the colony there I painted during the week of painting before the gallery opening. Tomorrow, I go and get my work and say good-bye to the Gallery as they are also closing their doors. I am not sure if its the economy , but most likely, but its not able to remain open. This is very sad, the gallery owner really worked, hard, was progressive, and did her best.
This is a recent plein-air study I did along the West Carson River in the mid-morning. It sure has been hot, and I wanted to be outdoors, where it was cool. I helped load cattle for a trip to the sale. After that, I grabbed my painting stuff and headed for Hope Valley where I spent a lovely two hours just looking at water. As the sun moved across above me, more and more rocks under the water became visible------time to stop!! The green bushes on the far bank reflected such " greeness" onto the surface, and as the water is low this year, it was moving slow. Still, a nice way to get out of the heat, and do some rock studies. 9 x 12 on Uart, turpinoid under painting-----Hope you all are painting!