Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Absoroka Range~Montana, 44

5: thoughts between paintings
Montaña means Mountain in Spanish. This mountain range, The Absarokas, is a name referring to the Crow Nation, or "Apsaalooke" in their own Siouan language and more specifically means "children of the large-beaked bird".

4: the finished painting
I definitely didn't labor over this little painting. The color tone of the foreground grass helped me to quickly establish all the other colors. This painting has been sold.
ABSOROKA RANGE, original 7x9" oil painting by puci

3: creating the pre-painting composition (using Adobe Photoshop) 
Although I don't have a pre-painting composition because the painting was done "en plein air" (in the open air), I do have a photo I took of the scene I painted. (I was seated at a picnic table looking south.) A good-natured passerby stepped into my line of view as I was painting, took a funny stance and said "painting bomb". We laughed. 

2: capturing the selected image
This is a Google Street View taken near the painting site, Sacajawea Park in Livingston Montana.

1: planning the destination
We recently moved to beautiful Southwest Montana, and I took part in an annual outdoor painting event. In this post, I'd like to share a bit of the experience with you.

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