My tube of Cadmium orange was the inspiration
for this painting. It is a color I rarely use,
but decided to try out its rich vibrancy more often.
This is the second in a series of art with words
as part of the composition. (Not sure how many I will paint).
Entered this one in Dana Marie's Rendition Me This challenge
entitled "Dreams and Wishes".
The saying is a quote from Paul Gaugin. It says:
"Seek art in nature by dreaming in the presence of it."
What do you do if you miss the deadline of one challenge?
You revise a bit and enter it in another challenge.
I originally intended this painting for Dana Marie's Artistic Sentiments challenge,
but missed the deadline, so I added a fourth bird and entered it
into DPW's Twelve days of Christmas challenge.
This is a plein air sketch I did this summer, of a little inlet on Diablo lake.
My camp was just to the right in this beautiful forest
in the North Cascades Nat. Park, WA.
The lake is used by a lot of kayakers and canoeists.
It is a lovely opaque turquoise blue
caused by the grit brought down from the mts.
by the glacial runoff.
I live near the Clackamas River and often see fishermen
in drift boats or standing in waders in the cold river.
Frequently the weather is gray and rainy
as it was this day, when I spotted a guy
totally caught up in his sport,
while his dog watched the fish jumping behind him.
When traveling through the countryside of Washington state,
I frequently came across tables, baskets and boxes
of various types of produce set out at the entrance of the farm drive.
An honor box and sign with the cost were provided
so that passers-by could stop and make a purchase.
I will be going on an extended road trip through the western US, to take photos, painting plein air, and just visiting wonderful places. I will be taking my laptop with me, so that I can post; and check my blog and email occasionally - whenever I am in a hotspot.
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