One more for the road…

Mar 21, 2016 | Blog

First of all, I’d like to ask if anyone knows any trick for getting a Soltek easel to come to your door.  I ordered one on Jan.22 and still haven’t received it yet!  I’ve contacted them and they say they are waiting on parts.  Everyone else who sells them says they do not keep them in stock–they only send an order to Soltek once they receive the order.  And Soltek begins construction after that.  It takes 6-8 weeks.  But I have just about maxed that out with no real resolution to the parts problem.  So I’m just stuck waiting, I guess….unless someone can tell me a trick!!

Meadow at Tetons 16x12

But here is my latest that took 3.5 hours, to paint.  And sadly, done again from my photos (not from outside since I have no easel) of a trip to Grand Tetons National Park with my sister, Tena last September.  The good news is I’m getting faster and achieving a signature effect that I can resonate with.  In other words, this feels like my own vision and work and not a copy of someone else’s idea of landscape.  So that’s good.  It’s always good to come from that place inside you that you know is true.  The palette is quite different for me, and I always like exploring different color combinations.

For you artists and collectors of plein air art, I have come across several Facebook groups that show and sell fine work.  They are Plein Air Painters, Online Artists, and Landscape Painters.  There is a wide variety of price ranges and wonderful pieces worth collecting.  I have posted some pieces on these sites and plan to post more.  Even if you are not a collector, it is worth browsing just to see a plethora of beautiful sights and share an enjoyment of the vast talent out there.