Sunday, August 14, 2016

Some Plein Air Paintings, 61

Translated from the French, "en plein air" means "in the open air". So plein air painting means to be painting outdoors directly from life/nature. 

I've just finished an annual week-long event called "Plein Air Painting on the Yellowstone, 2016" along with 24 other artists. The idea is to set up our easels anywhere in Park County Montana (Livingston MT being something of the epicenter) and paint away. Our chosen 3 paintings are currently on exhibit & have been judged for prizes &/or awards.
Park County MT is shown outlined in pink
I don't usually paint outdoors, so this was a challenge for me. It was invigorating, life-affirming, fun, somewhat trans-formative and... exhausting. (The emotional crash when the week & subsequent exhibit was over was something like the day after Christmas.)

Wish I had a photo of the opening night to share. The Livingston Center for Art & Culture (the host of this event) did an excellent job of hanging well over 75 paintings in a matter of hours. But I do have this photo:
Dave took this photo of me painting along the banks of the Yellowstone River
And now, on to the paintings:

The first 5 paintings below are in the exhibit until Sept. 6th. If you're interested in a purchase, just email me. The prices below reflect a 35% discount from the gallery prices. Shipping will be extra. All paintings are framed.  
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Sunday Morning, oil on hardwood panel, 8x10"  $210 sold

Urban Waterfall, oil on canvas board, 11x14"   $240
Mountain Sunflower, oil on canvas board, 11x14"   $240

Little Rapids on the Yellowstone, oil on hardwood board, 16x20"
$210, as is (still needs work)
*please see next photo for reworked-paining*

Little Rapids, oil on hardwood board, 16x20" sold
Entrance to Paradise Valley w/Coal Train, oil on canvas board, 12x16"   $150

Headed East, oil on hardwood panel, 3x9"   $55 sold

Thunderheads, oil on hardwood panel, 8x10"   $90

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