Question to Artists… 

I have been debating whether or not to take an online art instruction class and would like to get other artists thoughts on the subject. Staying fresh and challenged in my art is important to me and it has been awhile since I’ve taken a class (which I always get so much out of) but I’ve never taken an online course and need to know if it is worth it. Someone on WordPress mentioned Roos Schuring and although her style is completely different from my own, her work intrigues me and I would love to learn from it. Since her class is a bit pricey, I thought I would ask around to other artists and see what you think. 

#14 Payette Lake

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.

Lovely Sunday Afternoon 

En Plein Air in Chatsworth, CA near Stoney Point

This Sunday was the perfect time to get back to painting! Between the busyness of life, my college artist son home for Spring break AND taking over my studio, I didn’t get any time during the week to work on my art. I really admire so many of the artists that are able to carve out time each day to paint. Well, at least today was my day and it was 70 degrees and  picture perfect.

The hills are so green and I was able to join a friend of mine in a quiet little area to capture some of the trees.