In talking with friends and artists I am hearing of vacations, hiking, camping, bike rides and a variety of outdoor travel adventures for the summer. I know many of you travel the world, others stay closer to home. The opportunity for a new focus on observation is here for all of us, especially for the artist in us.
If I continue to improve my skill in seeing the beauty around me, I will be better able to express it in my art.
Many of us will use the summer to focus on our painting schedule, others will be travelling.
I plan to do both, travel and paint. I also know that different locations will influence my painting subjects, colors and experience in creating the new!
Oregon has a beauty in florals I have painted for years, I didn’t find the rocks interesting when I lived there. Last year when I traveled to southern Oregon and taught in Roseburg I discovered the rocks to be very different than around the Portland area and started painting a rock series.
When we moved to Idaho I found interest in painting cows, landscapes and stark mountains, expressing high dessert, plus so much more
Published in the Idaho Watercolor Society’s newsletter May 2015.