Posts Tagged ‘Blackhawk Springs’


Blackhawk Springs – Plein Air May 11

May 24, 2012

Plein Air May 11- Blackhawk Springs, Oil on Canvas Panel 9″ x 12″

Arrived at this park and walked out to the river in hopes of finding a good view. That did not pan out. I walked a couple hundred yards down the recreation path. Then back the other way. Finally I noticed this spot just a few yards from the parking lot.

The painting went smoothly with one exception. About 50 minutes into the painting, the maintenance crew made an appearance on their lawn mowers. The two workers moved their machines around the area. It was like watching Stephen Kings “Langoliers”. At one point I noticed the man-on-mower about 50 yards in front of me. Waiting and facing my direction. I got the message and quickly moved my setup and gear so that he could mow the area where I had been working.

After he mowed my spot, I returned and finished my work. Nice morning.


Plein Air April 18

May 2, 2012

Plein Air April 18 – Blackhawk; Oil on Canvas Panel 9″ x 12″

Ventured out to one of my favorite parks in hope of finding some inspiration. Not a problem. As I was setting up, I took a 360 to see if another view offered better possibilities. It worked.

I turned my gear around and started this work. Murphy’s Law prevailed. About 45 minutes into this work, some guy rolled his big pick up truck into a parking space blocking my view. He got out of his truck. I thought that he was going down to the river. He went past me and moved about two hundred yards to the south to sit at a picnic table and enjoy his beverage. The part that was more upsetting is that there was a parking spot adjacent to the table he was at. Why did he have to park here? What a Knuckle head.

He finally meandered back and eventually left so that I could finish my work without having to go through a lot of additional exercise to capture my view.