Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Field Near Hallelujah Junction (Golden Hour) Plein Air Study

A field near Hallelujah Junction at so called golden hour.  A plein air study in oil on Masonite board.  6" x 17.5".  The window of opportunity (approximately one hour) to capture this fleeting sunset light was so short, planning and preparation prior to each session was crucial. (i.e. pre-mixing paints, getting there on time.)  I went back to the location several times to render just the right angle and amount of light spreading across the field.  A couple of concerned NHP officers (or were they CHP?) stopped by to see I was okay.  I got nervous that they might give me a ticket, but they both liked my work and let me resume what I was doing.

This is one of the studies for an upcoming figurative painting that I'm planning to do.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pyramid Lake (Indian Head Area), Plein Air Study

Pyramid Lake plein air study.  Oil on illustration board, 8" x 10".  Summer of 2015.