Monday, October 19, 2009

Stormy Autumn

I am now down to the final days before heading off to Sedona for the Sedona Plein Air Festival (www.sedonapleinairfestival.com). Besides tying up loose ends, I'll be going through my painting gear to see what I absolutely must take, and what I can leave behind. What with today's air travel restrictions, the less luggage I can tote, the better. I dream of someday flying unecumbered with nothing more than the shirt on my back!

A few days ago, I took some local students out on a one-day painting adventure. Rain never seemed far off, but they braved the raw wind to paint. On the lee side of the island, I found a sheltered nook near the Upper Duck Pond where we could paint. I did the following demo in pastel. Bad weather aside, it was a beautiful day for clouds!

"Storm Clouds" 5x7, pastel
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My next post most likely will be from Sedona. See you then!

4 comments:

Ed Terpening said...

Looking forward to seeing Sedona sunshine!

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Me, too! Man, it's been a cloudy fall.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Cloudy and wet fall in the Pacific Northwest, too. Your storm clouds are definitely bringing you some rain! Beautiful painting!

tonypetersart said...

Nice handling of the pastels, I like that sky.