Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New plein air ...... in between rainy days

Green Spring 12x16 oils on board.
May Gold 11x14 oils on board.
Peaceful Valley 12x16 oils on board.

Well more rain today, I am sick off rain. Did I mention I am sick of the rain. Anyways, we had some nice weather over the last weekend so I was outside painting. Did these three at various local places around the Banks / North Plains area west of Portland. I try and work fast outside, just getting enough of a block to bring back to the studio to finish.

My goal in the finish is to add as little as possible to get the plein air painting complete. Of course can I change or add whatever I want on them. As some big haired painter guy on PBS TV said, "it's your world, you can add as many happy trees and clouds as you want".

Anyways, I have been working on green earth tones lately, trying to them soft and natural but still rich and beautiful.


Celeste Bergin said...

masterful greens!

Anonymous said...

Well done. The first is a favorite.

Don Bishop said...

Well thank you anonymous.
The first one is my fav also.

Hi Celeste,
I think getting those greens is going to be my "summer project". We should go paint soon.

Janice Filkins said...

Amazing work!