Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Here are a couple of pastel paintings produced at the Richard McKinley workshop. Under painting with water color and then pastel on top produces exciting dialog with the painting that helps the painting to glow. While I've got a long way to go before the paintings start to glow like I want them to it is still a way to make the image speak.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
WHR Wyoming Hereford Ranch 11x14 oil
Best of Show
Judge Sterling Hoffman awarded this painting Best of Show 8/13/11 at the Inaugural Deselms Gallery Prairie to Peaks Plein Air in Cheyenne WY
Harvey Deselm worked furiously to get the show hung. Dot is a pretty
happy puppy especially when the guests paid attention to him.
All in all the plein air event was really enjoyable. I met Ginny and Duane Butcher who provided room and board and who are wonderful people. I know I've made some lasting friends. They showed hospitality above and beyond what one could normally expect. Next year is going to be a blast especially with Ginny guiding us to little gems hidden from the highway in WY. I met Dru Robert during this paint out and found a person who has had lots of similar experiences, so much so that we were starting to think we were living in parallel universe's.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Time For A Refill
Here are a couple of painting at Grants Ranch near Glenrock Wy. for the Prairie to Peaks Plein Air in Wy. What a gas. The first week up in Cheyenne was a get to know the area and then the second week I was fortunate to stay with the Butcher family in Glenrock WY. They are the salt of the earth. The nicest people you will ever meet. Ginny and Duane showed the gems of WY which is the people and the ranches that are tucked away from the highway.
There is so much to enjoy in WY that I am already planning to go back. Can't wait and with hosts and guides like Ginny and Duane the time spent there will produce some amazing paintings.