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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Been Busy Making Art!

I've been painting a lot, but I haven't posted to this blog for a while!  So Sorry!!!  Here is a little bit of my recent sketches and quick paintings:
"Aspen Road" 8 x 10 oil plein air
"Canadian Rocky Mountain Train Ride"  5 x 7 watercolor

"First Day of Autumn" 8 x 16 oil plein air
"Genoa Cottonwood" 8 x 10 oil plein air
"Meadow at Sky Tavern" 8 x 10 oil plein air
"Sunset From the Mountain Top" 6 x 6 oil plein air
"Truckee River in October" 9 x 10 oil plein air
As you can see, I am getting out and experiencing the gorgeous colors of fall - yellow and orange aspen trees and cottonwoods.  All of these paintings were done in under 2 hours, and some of them I intend to do more work on them..... but I thought I'd share them anyway.

We recently went on a train ride through the Canadian Rockies - stopping and staying at Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.  Wow!  What incredibly gorgeous country!  I only had time to do little watercolor sketches - either while on the train or on a tour bus, or standing on a bridge looking at a glacial river gorge during a 20-minute tour stop!  Our flight home had problems and we had to wait in the airport for hours.  So I took out a larger watercolor pad and started a larger version of the little river sketch.  I am wishing I had time to continue working on is out on my drafting table waiting patiently....and then, I want to try doing a pastel painting from these studies....and then maybe an oil painting after that.... many paintings to little time to do them all.....  (sigh!)


Ida M. Glazier said...

That is a TRAIN RIDE I would love to take! Great fall colors in your paintings, really brings it all to life for me. You are really working hard, one day a one woman show!

Ron said...

Lovely collection of plein airs! wow! Pastel, oil, watercolor, you can do it all. Hope all is well for you.

Unknown said...

They are precious paintings, I also paint, but nothing to do with this. I hope to get to paint as well like you someday. I leave my blog if you want it to take a look.
greetings! :) P.S.: Sorry for my English

Carolyn Jean Thompson said...

Hi Ron and Ida! Great to hear from you!

ti-igra said...

Hello, dear Carolyn! Sorry that I am writing so late.
Your paintings are very inspiring! Golden evening sky and so beautiful yellow leaves! I love them so much! I am watching and feel fragrance of these leaves, sunny air right now in my room.

Glad for you, my friend! Wish you paint more and share with us. :) Enjoy the beauty of Nature! My big HUGS!