Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bluffstrokes plein air

Dubuque had near flood levels with the river overflowing into several areas. 
11" x 14" oil on panel

Monday, October 15, 2018

Eagle Point Park

Another painting from Bluffstrokes. The first painting I did was something that I was comfortable with.
9 x 12 oil on panel

Sunday, October 14, 2018

vista off Balltown Road in Dubuque county Iowa

This was done during Bluffstrokes Plein air in Dubuque, Iowa. I was there last year and tried a vista from a ski resort, not a successful painting. Scenes like this are something I don't do enough of. Trying it during a competition is risky but it was a great opportunity given this view with changing leaf colors. There is a lot you can take home from a competition besides awards and sales. Painting from life is a how you learn about atmosphere and color. This was a great learning experience, plus I did sell the painting.
12 x 16 oil on panel