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Monday, July 6, 2009

Mountain Shorthand...



I think I like painting in the mountains... wow...

Pix are from my weekend painting trip to Mamouth, with some lovely non-painting moments with dear friends in their amazing log cabin which I SHOULD have painted.

It was pure bliss...and immediate painting satisfaction unlike painting something, say, a portrait,  for six weeks or so,  in your comfortable air-conditioned studio. Your only real personal worry (NOT ARTISTIC) ...what's for lunch? Eat out? Order in? Is the sandwich  already wilted from home?

In two short hours, in front of those majestic mountains, sun blazing down, wind blowing, getting thirsty and hot, you  artistically have to put it down in a painting 'shorthand' writing kind of way...your own personal vision of them...good or bad.

And that is what make it fun. 




4 comments:

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Very nice, so you plein air paint too!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Hi Rhonda

Not as much as I should...but it is great fun.

Marian Fortunati said...

WOW... What a great trip you had.... BEAUTIFUL!!!

Dixie Kee said...

These are really nice landscapes for someone who doesn't claim to be a landscape painter. I think you can claim that skill now.