Monday, August 16, 2010

Some photos from the week...

Early Light by Shirl Ireland 8"x24" Oil

Painted plein air during the Plein Air on the Yellowstone week long event

This painting took Third Place in the Show of wet paintings at the end of the week.

Early Retirement 8" x 12" Oil

Friday, August 13, 2010

Plein Air Painting Event TONIGHT

If you're anywhere NEAR the Livingston Center for Art and Culture (on Main Street in Livingston, MT) come on by tonight for the grand finale of the week. About 20 artists (including me!) have been painting up a storm outside in Park County. Now, we're framing and hanging 3 wet paintings for the show tonight between 5:30pm and 9:00pm. The show will also be hanging tomorrow, if you can't make it tonight. Hope to see you there....

Thursday, August 5, 2010

In between plein air painting this summer ('tis the season!), I have fit in some studio painting, too. This was done during one of our Art Live! events here at the Gallery this summer - when we invited people in to 'watch the process'. So if you were here watching it's creation - you can now see the finished product!... I love seeing bison in the geyser basin by Old Faithful - it's a quintessential Yellowstone image to me. For the composition, I concentrated on creating interesting shapes on the canvas. And the warm and cool colors made it fun to paint. Over the years, I've collected some great antique frames - this is one of them. I thought it went really well with the painting.