Sunday, May 13, 2018

Creekside in Penn Valley Park

This lovely creek called to me as I approached the stone bridge.  Looking towards the lake, I could not resist it.  I set up on the bridge, wanting to catch all the angles of creek and land.  Their interplay was inviting, so I penned it first, going right into paint.  The light changed quickly, so I kept the first color marks, avoiding the "chasing of the light".  Several artist friends were painting in the same area, which is always fun.  We can visit a little or work in silence, always checking in before moving to another spot.  There is so much camaraderie in the field, it is something I really LOVE about plein air.  Painting number 1937 in 1937 days.
oil on panel, 9x12
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