Rock Canyon Stream—Plein Air—10 x 14 SOLD
It's halfway through the summer, and time for an update on our fabulous Plein Air Fridays!
We started May 31, and painted at beautiful Bridal Veil Falls. Next, on June 7 we painted on the Provo River Parkway down by Utah Lake. Wonderful shaded location, with both pastoral and river views. June 14 we traveled north to the Jordan River Parkway and painted marshy wetlands, in literally 50 shades of green, backed by Mt. Olympus. June 21 we painted the river at Rock Canyon, which was in full, white-water splendor! (A rare sight for Rock Canyon!). Best of all, a mother passing by with her kids on a hike asked to purchase my demo painting (pictured above)!
The following weekend while I was in San Francisco, I also led a Plein Air excursion there. We painted "The Painted Ladies," a row of adorable Victorian houses painted in a variety of colors. I demonstrated wax resist technique for the trim on the houses, and brush-ink outlines for a fast way to render so much detail. Once again, a passer-by in the park purchased my demo painting. She was a tourist visiting from Minnesota, and was so excited to own this beautiful souvenir she watched being created! Another passer-by asked to join our next plein air group there! Yay!
Today we painted gushing streams in American Fork Canyon, backed by tall pines and flanked with emerald green foliage and white wildflowers. It was mostly shady and the water provided some natural air conditioning, perfect for a hot July day! We had our biggest group so far and everybody had a wonderful time! A woman driving by stopped her car when she saw us working and asked if she could join our group! (Of course she's welcome!)
The most gratifying thing about Plein Air Fridays has been not just spending a couple of hours in the great outdoors, but watching new friendships form, seeing everybody's work improve, and participating in the joy of creation!
Anyone who wants to come along, and watch and paint with us is welcome! Sign up (click here) on the website. Or Venmo me and ask to be added to the Plein Air Fridays email list. Also? Feel free to show up and purchase my demo. I love when that happens!
I am an artist and art instructor working in water media. Just knowing I can watch colors run together makes it worth getting out of bed every morning! Helping students capture the same excitement is equally rewarding.