Painting

Western Adventure – Day 9

It’s a pretty, boring post today. It was the first day of the Peggy Judy workshop and I forgot to take pictures of the paintings I worked on. You’ll have to settle for a few photos of the scenery nearby.

I’ve all but decided to skip the Moab/Arches/Canyonland leg of the journey. Word is that there isn’t a lot of wildlife (not shocking based on how hot and dry it is here!), the area is packed with people, and very touristy. I’d still like to end the journey by seeing a friend in Boise, so I’m trying to figure out what I can add to my trip between here and there. I already had a day budgeted for Bear River MBR (near Salt Lake City.) I can push that up a day, but that leaves a day to kill before meeting up with my friend. So much to consider!

To be continued…

P.S. The Day’s Paintings

After writing the above, I took photos of Friday’s paintings and added the day’s paintings.

This was my first painting of the day. It’s plein air of Needle Rock.
This is a piece on acetate. It’s a beehive I took a photo of several years ago. This is not a good photo, but it’s also a pretty iffy painting. I have an idea on the next stage, though.
My best painting of the day. It has a pretty bad glare on it.
Peggy really wanted me to stop here. I can see her point about the background, but I think the sheep needs more definition.
I was REALLY tired at this point and just ran out of steam.