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Thursday, July 12, 2012

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!


  1. Hi Ida,
    It looks like we are both trying to create our own cool pool of water :-). Yours is lovely and I really enjoy the rock reflected in the water. It feels like I could dip a toe right in there and cool down in an instant!

    Best wishes,

  2. Beautiful Ida! Great job with the rock reflection! I'll call you soon - to paint!

  3. Ida, I love this painting. Great Rock and reflections.


  4. How nice to see these great comments here today. Sorta sad about the gallery shutting down after two years!! so this helps---I do think its just the times and things will get better. Happy painting to you all!