Monday, May 30, 2011

Plein Air Painting in Arizona & Oregon

I recently took a few weeks vacation to explore and paint in Arizona and Oregon. This was my first time to Arizona and I was overwhelmed by all of the beautiful color and endless subject matter.

The desert and red rock of Arizona presented a new palette of color mixtures to discover and the vast wilderness of Oregon was all inspiring.

I plan to work up larger paintings based on some of these studies and the numerous photos taken during the trip.

I also plan to create some smaller paintings to post for auction on this blog.

I am using a Guerrilla 6x8 Thumbox pochade in these photos. My entire oil painting kit and tripod fit conveniently into a backpack for easy transport.