Monday, February 7, 2011

Ski Wrightwood

Ski Wrightwood
This morning on the High Desert the snow capped mountains captured my attention. I painted on wrapped canvas 12"w x 6"h. Wrapped canvas can hang without a mat or frame because the one and a half inch sides are painted like the rest of the landscape and will hang against the wall.
You can see more Plein Air Paintings on my web site: Barbara Parish

2011 Time to Paint!

The holidays are over, the rain is over for now, and its time to paint on location.

This Monday morning I will paint a vista in the High Desert. My intent is to capture the cool distant mountains and the warm grayed green shrubs on the desert floor. Oh Yes! the Joshua Trees are tall and command attention. Soon they will be in bloom, large ten inch white blooms.

Today I will paint on oil canvas treated with a layer of absorbent gesso. Interesting!