Update from artist “missing in action”

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off

Every day I say, “today I’ll do my blog”, and every day, I don’t.  I have been busy plein air painting.  Up at ghastly early hours, out in the cold, some successes, some not.  Painting outside is such a different approach to painting.  You can’t study the painting, take time to decide on your next stroke, or take a break and start on the painting later.  When out in the fresh air you have to paint fast, make quick decisions about composition & color.  You have about two hours before the light changes.  It really is exciting at times to connect with nature.  I will have many of these new landscapes at the San Juan Island Studio Tour in June. More information on that coming in my next blog post.