Saturday, May 23, 2015

Week three. May 2015.
My painting trip in the High Plains, part two.

Look:

 
Question:
If I paint exactly what I see will it express the great depth and vastness of the land?


Paint:

Frenchman Valley, 6" x 8", oil on panel, $175 framed.

Please visit my website www.elizabethsauder.com to buy this painting and to see more of my artwork. 
I am having a show of these plains paintings at Artists in Cahoots during June. The opening reception is Friday, June 5, 5 - 7. Stop in for a visit if you have a chance.


Field Notes:
Although I've read about the wind on the High Plains I was taken by surprise by it's power and relentlessness. No wonder I rarely see plein air paintings of the plains - an easel and canvas stand no chance against a steady 25mph thrust. It didn't take long before I transformed into a "Chevy Impala Painter"!