Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Tempel, 24x36x2, oil on canvas, plein air

The results after scraping a large amount of gravel off the canvas when the painting was blown face down in the dirt. Sometimes problems become solutions.
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Fishing the Sanpoil, 6x24, oil on MDF, plein air

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Rosy Rattelsnake, 6x24, oil on MDF, plein air

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Coyote Mt, 8x24, oil, Plein air

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Plein Air Ranch Retreat II

Whew! The 2nd annual Plein Air Ranch Retreat (a.k.a. Plein Air Boot Camp) was a great success!
What a work out.  I don't know if it was the scenery the food or the cosmic chemistry of the group but folks showed up, painted and painted and painted!
The weather was a PERFECT window between cloudy weather.  Bears, deer, Sand Hill Cranes, Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, trout and even a friendly rattlesnake made an appearance, not to mention the occasional tipped over easel by a friendly horse.

Thanks to; (left to right)
Nickolai Kraneis, Berlin, Germany
Karen Watland, painter, Cle Elum, WA
June Schull, painter, Cle Elum, WA
Rod Gould, painter, Greenwood, BC
Betty Buckley, camp cook
Tim Haines, painter, Spokane, WA
Lynn Haines, organizer Spokane, Wa
Mike Kowalski, instructor (sort of), Port Townsend, WA
not in the picture;
Rebecca Stauffer, pastel painter, Arcata, CA
Diana (Windy) Sanford, pastel painter, Wenatchee, WA
Neil Sanford, camp biologist
Judy Jensen, painter, Republic, WA
Molly Robinson, painter, Republic, WA
Hobo Stensgar, portrait model, Westfork, WA

AND...drum roll please..............
Betty S. Buckley, camp cook EXTRODINARE!!!
Without whom the whole event wouldn't have been nearly as comfortable, tasty and fun. Thankyou bunches Sweetie!

OMG! mouth watering meals to fuel the fires of plein air impressarios!

To see more pics; Plein Air Boot Camp Pics