Monday, July 24, 2017

Going Wild En Plein Air!

I recently spent a couple of nights in the Wild River Wilderness in the White Mountains of NH with a wonderful group.  The weather was on the hot side so we spent most of our time in the shade or near the brook.  
My dog enjoyed swimming and he led the way most of the time.
The scenery was incredible as we we made our way into the wilderness.
Soon we made it to the Blue Brook Tent Site and set up camp.  It was a beautiful spot next to the brook.  We enjoyed a campfire while we had dinner.

After dinner it was time to paint!
The next day we enjoyed exploring the Basin Rim and soaking in the views.  We were able to see a Blackburnian warbler hopping around in some fir branches while we were relaxing in the shade.
While along the rim I took the time to paint again!

After exploring around a little bit more we returned to camp for our last night in the wilderness.  We ventured down to some cascades near the tent site and had another campfire.  We all had a lovely time and it was bitter sweet to pack up and leave in the morning.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Plein Air Adventures, Jericho VT

This past weekend was a wonderful combination of plein air painting and camping.  We enjoyed camping at Smugglers Notch State Park, even in the rain!  The Jericho Plein Air Festival was a blast to be apart of and I enjoyed meeting the other artists!  What a beautiful place!  Here are some pictures from our adventure. Enjoy!
Setting up camp in the rain...
Cooking hot dogs in the rain but the tarps kept us dry!

Enjoying some marshmallows!

Mom, Dad, and Oscar found me!  I was set up painting beyond a washout along the river.

Painting the waterfalls up stream! I was the first one out that far on the trail Saturday.  I got to see a blue heron take off, a small hawk soaring over head and a family of ducks rushing away when they heard me coming!   This never gets old!

Another great spot to paint! More like a perch over the river!

The river had so many possible paint sites... It was hard to choose!

Smugglers Notch... We drove through not once but 5 times in rain, fog, and sunshine!

A couple of my paintings from the day.  Mt. Mansfield's chin came out of the clouds for a few minutes so I was able to capture it!

Cooking dinner. Fliggster Burger's!

One more painting of the day from the campground!

We also celebrated Oscars 4th birthday!

Oscar enjoying his Birthday Bone! 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Solo Show: Seasons En Plein Air

This show is all up at the Gordon Nash Library, New Hampton NH.  
Stop in and take a look!  It will be up for the month of July!