Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Idaho during the summertime (there is no such thing as spring, we call springtime Second Winter) is like central California, but greener. The wide, green landscapes are perfect for plein air paintings. My plein air work was supervised by Gerald Griffin -a man who's a real pain in the bud, but quick to love. He philosophy is quote, "Art of coloring and art of painting are two different things. In art of coloring you make shape of horse, bush, and apple, and you just fill in the shapes. In art of painting you move the colors around; they don't stay in one shape." Plein air is a fun, physically sacrificing, and emotionally and skillfully gratifying practice. Sample in my finer stuff!