Category Archives: Plein Air
Landscapes from Indiana
“Indiana Overlook” 9×12”
This Fall I visited Indiana.
“Whitewater River” 8×10”
The light changed during the time I was painting this one, from partly sunny to cloudy. I was standing on sand bars, but as I painted I kept adding more white water.
“Windy Fields” Plein Air
8×10” acrylic and canvas panel.
It was cloudy and still but what we see is just a starting point. Sometimes unexpected result come from Plein Air painting. This photo shows how I embellished the scene. Mainly I added a field beyond the horizon for more interest, more elements that are simplified in the foreground. I waited for a sky I wanted to paint, I normally do that first.
Plein Air is a movement!
What I Did Last Summer Part 2
“What I Did Last Summer” Part 1
This summer I’ve been in transition, moving from South Dakota to the Cincinnati area. I have since completeted the move and I want to recap on my blog what I managed to squeeze in my last summer in South Dakota. This is a painting I did at a Paint Out in Oakwood State Park. Acrylic on a Canvas Panel, 8″x10″.
These are the wonderful people who participated at the Plein Air Outing. I miss you all!
Plein Air on the Big Sioux
Frost Fest Plein Air (Part 2)
Acrylic on canvas board 8″x10″
This weekend we had a Frost Festival in our town which included a Plein Air event. It was a bit gloomy but we still had snow on the ground.
My daughter and I painted with artists in our area, inside the club house at the Dakota Nature Park, where we had a nice view of frozen ponds and bridges to paint our pictures. It was a fun day for all of us! We got our paintings done before lunch and met everyone for BBQ.
This is by Liz Bezesky, watercolor on yupo paper.
Frost Fest Plein Air (Part 1)
I went to our Nature Park to do a little plein air watercolor painting. I wanted to steak out the locations for our Frost Fest Plein Air Outing this weekend. I will probably do an acrylic painting on Saturday. It will be nice this weekend too, but hopefully the snow won’t be all melted.
5″x8″ moleskin watercolor sketchbook.
Ingall’s Homestead Plein Air
7″x14″ stretched canvas gallery edges
This weekend we had a Paint Out at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead. The weather was good, and I found a nice place in the shade. I would have liked some interesting clouds to paint but I worked with what was there. I did a synopsis of the terrain.
6″x6″ stretched canvas gallery edges
My paint was getting thicker on my palette by the time I started this one.
I made friends with a colt named Cinnamon, who begged for attention, tried to play with my stuff, and then she would charged around me, and settle in for a nap, each time moving closer until she was sleeping at my ankles.
We had over 60 artists in attendance. They kept us fed and we had live music in the evening. On Sunday we had an exhibit at the new Cultural Center in De Smet, SD. Quite unusual to have a building like that in such a small town.