5″x7″ oil on canvas panel
There are so many beautiful areas in the United States and one of my favorites is Payette Lake. While traveling last summer to Boise Idaho, we were told that going up to McCall was a “must see”. The town of McCall was such a pleasure to walk around with our dogs and there were so many great places to eat and of course, the view was stunning! The lake is a 5330 acre expanse of clean, glacial water at an elevation of approximately 5,000 feet in the forests of Idaho. An added bonus was to see the lake with the boats harbored as the sun was going down. Here is my impression of the evening scene.
Every year my three kids have been so sweet to me for Mother’s Day and this year I was able to get a quick oil sketch of some of the flowers I received. I have two larger paintings that I am just beginning and will take a lot more time so these small daily paintings are great for a warm up.
5″x7″ oil on canvas panel quick study
It had been quite a few years since we’d used our trailer but last summer my husband and I become “empty nesters” and decided to clean it up and take our two Boxers on a road trip to Idaho. We saw beautiful countryside and met quite a few really nice people along the way. Idaho had such amazing landscape and I found myself constantly taking photos from the passenger window as we traveled down the highway. This is an oil sketch of one such scene.
8″x10″ oil on canvas panel
I began this on location in Chatsworth near Stoney Point then quickly finished it in my studio.
5″x7″ oil, daily painting study
Detail of a 20″ x 30″ watercolor painting.
Working quickly to finish a painting using watercolor has never been a strength of mine. I love the intricacy as well as layers of color and detail when working with watercolor. The challenge to myself is to work smaller and quicker but there are certain projects, such as this one, where I need to slow down and take my time getting lost in the process of painting.