Thursday, February 11, 2016

Southwest Melody 8 x 10 oil

This sketch was painted overlooking Camelback in Phoenix, from the side of a road up on a hill just as the sun was going down. It was a fast a furious plein air session. That week long trip just made me want to get outside and paint some more…as soon as the Vancouver rain lets up.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sky High, 8 x 10, oil

I recently spent a week plein air painting around the Phoenix area with my friend Larisa Aukon. She is a resident of Phoenix and knows some amazing place. This sketch was done from a site en route to the Tonto National Forest, which we visited on two occasions. This was a small slice of a huge vista, and the shadows on the snow changed almost by the second as the sky was bright blue, with just a small group of clouds over the peaks. This was recently posted to Facebook as number one in a challenge to post five paintings in five days.