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“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!
Hot off the easel! “Prairie Fields” 8×10″ Canvas Board Dreaming about beautiful sunny days, and freezing my behind!
This is reality! 😀
Next “Valley at Enemy Creek” WIP01
I want to do another version of “Valley of Enemy Creek” It was one of my best projects and I want to be able to exhibit the work.
I started again with a study because I might as well make some adjustments to the composition, since it doesn’t need to be exactly as it is in real life.
Mainly I move the tree to the right, and changed the direction of the water in the foreground. The first painting I did is in recent posts.
The study is 9×12″ and the final will probably be 18×24″.
Valley of Enemy Creek (WIP02)
I’ve made progress on the big canvas. 30″x48″ The middle and foreground trees are next.
On the creek there are adjustments to make it more like actual place, but overall I think it’s working.
Lowly Tree by the Creek
Rolling Up the Carpet #10 (Makeover)
Hazy Summer Day (Final)
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.