Mornings at the Shoshone

This October, my husband and I visited his brother and his wife at their ranch, Double Diamond X Ranch, west of Cody, Wyoming. My husband was going on some rugged Elk hunts. While he went on the hunts I was looking forward to taking in the scenery, painting, and capturing the scenery. Every morning I would run outside to catch the view as the light changes created different versions of the same scenery. It was gorgeous!

I love to paint the morning view of the Shoshone so you’ll be seeing many ‘takes’ of the beautiful view. To see more about this painting click here.

An Evening Drive

Sometimes inspiration comes in surprising ways. Aunt Judy posted this picture on Facebook and I asked if it was okay to use for a painting. The intense blues with all the orange, yellow, and muted violet made it exciting to paint. But, all those colors created a challenge to not create a ‘muddy’ palette. I can imagine this might be painted over and over again to experiment on the ideal combination. Click here to get more information.

A View of Dingle Bay

This past fall, my husband and I went to Ireland. What an enchanting place! Upon arriving at the Shannon airport, we traveled to Killorlin. Our plan was to spend our first full day exploring Dingle Peninsula. From Killorglin we started the tour of Dingle peninsula on the south side. This painting is of one of our first glimpses of Dingle Bay. The farmland that lines the coast was covered in beautiful wildflowers.

Following is a painting of the bay with the reference photo.

For more details click to view ‘A View of Dingle Bay’.

Anticipation

Last night, December 31st 2016, I painted this with many thoughts running through my head.

2016 was the year I discovered pastels. WOW! Pastels are an art medium that I had never heard of but in one year have become obsessed with.

When painting this I merged memories from two of the art workshops I participated in during the last year. I also incorporated my mental vision of the field in our valley and how the sunsets show such a brilliant light display. Flowers in the ‘meadow’ are my way of symbolizing my excitement of a new year, a new season, a new garden, and my favorite time of the year – transition from spring to summer. Check out the pastel painting of Anticipation

May 2017 hold many wonderful experiences for us all!