Golden Morning Sea of Yellow Cerulean Tuscan Sky
all plein air/acrylic on canvas (click on images to enlarge)
Hello Darlings, these are three pieces from plein air painting in Tuscany, in November. Again for my non-artist friends, plein air is a fancy word term for painting outside “in the open air”, on location.
When I posted them before they were not stretched. In fact, they were somewhat wrinkly from being rolled up in my carry on bag. I carried them on all the planes with me. You will probably not be shocked by this, but one of my friends had her paintings stolen out of her checked baggage.
So here they are stretched and framed (frames not in the image). A while back I told you I was thinking about entering some pieces into a juried show in New York. Well, I submitted four pieces (the allowed limit), and these three were juried in. I shipped them out on Friday because the show is next week in Soho. I decided not to fly up for it…too cold up there for me!!
I have wonderful memories of painting these! I always wandered off alone away from everyone. Don’t get me wrong, everyone was great…it was a good group! I was the reason, I just don’t like to talk while painting. Besides the fact that no one wanted to lug all the supplies needed to plein air paint, especially to the places I went! I carried all my painting supplies including jugs of water. Sometimes it was a little cold and windy…in fact, I finally gave up on my last painting when the wind blew my pallet up the rocky hill (I was down in a valley). For an outdoors chick like me it was a most cherished adventure….even down to the quite large wild boar tracks all around me. It was wild boar hunting season there, and gun fire could be heard in the woods around where I was painting. Possibly another reason no one wanted to go with me!! Just remember though:
The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.~Pablo Picasso
Hmmm, maybe there is hope for my creativity…for I seem to lack “good sense” quite often. hee, hee.
I hope all of you are well and happy! Unfortunately it seems I am coming down with another cold. I have not had a cold in years, and this is my second one this winter!! :O So I am ending this now as I simply do not feel like “talking” any more today..which is quite rare for me. :)
May we all pass on a kindness….even if only a needed smile.
Good and creative energy to all of you!