Monday, November 14, 2016

The Homestead Plein Air

This is from the second day I was at the Homestead Resort. I painted the horse stables the first day and was not expecting to get to paint twice on this trip!:)

About this painting:
The Homestead Entrance
Oil on canvas board

The Stables at The Homestead Plein Air

We returned to the Homestead Resort for a quick weekend trip celebrating my mother-in-law's birthday. It was a beautiful morning in Hot Springs, but chilly! While my family went for a guided hike I took a little hike myself. (which is tricky with all my supplies!) I took a walk to the stables and decided to set up in front of this horse pasture.

I worked and reworked on this painting but could not make it work without a proper focal point. Even adding the horses in I left feeling like it is still missing something. I love the subject and experience so it will definitely get some studio attention.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Monument Avenue Plein Air

This fall morning I pack up my paints and walked down to the Robert E. Lee Monument. I must have walked around that monument 3 times trying to decide on a spot and which direction would be the easiest to draw. I knew there was no such thing, but I like to think of it as my process.;) Drawing has never been my strength, but after much use of my eraser I got the general drawn. 3 hours later he was finished and I felt very proud of stepping out of my painting comfort zone.

About this painting: 
Rober E. Lee Monument
Plein Air, Oil on canvas board