Posts Tagged ‘White Pines’

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Plein Air – White Pines 2

July 20, 2011

Plein Air July 12 #1, Oil on Canvas Panel 11" x 14"

Plein Air July 12 #2, Oil on Canvas Panel 8" x 10"

The Eagles Nest group selected to paint out at White Pines again. I found a couple spots along the first ford.

The park seemed to be busier this week. It was interesting to witness the people driving through the ford. There were some that took it very slow and careful and those who opted to take it fast. At one point, a van entered the ford. I heard shrieks of laughter and saw that the driver (mom I guess), decided to leave the van doors open as she splashed her way through the water. I don’t know if she was just entertaining the children or trying to clean the interior of the van.

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Plein Air – White Pines

July 7, 2011

Plein Air June 28, 2011 #1, Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

Plein Air June 28, 2011 #2, Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

Plein Air June28, 2011 #3, oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

The Eagles Nest group decided that we should go to White Pines for the day. There was no specific meeting spot. It was decided that we should find our own place to paint in the morning and gather at the lodge for lunch.

I was already about half way through my first painting when the rest of the group arrived. I spent time painting points along the river. On the third painting, I encountered a challenge. It was late morning and full sun. The glare off of the canvas panel and the palette made it difficult to accurately judge my values and colors.

We broke for lunch. I encountered a macaw in the bathroom of the visitor center – really. I was pleasantly surprised when I return to my studio and discovered that the colors and values of the third painting worked well. I look forward to getting back to this location again, especially this autumn.