Tag Archives: Plein Air

Three Views of My Neighbor’s Palm Tree

A few days ago I painted my neighbor’s palm tree, and here are three more sketches of it.

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The Palm Tree Next-door

I admire my neighbor’s palm tree very much. It reaches far above the other trees and changes color as the sun and clouds move across the sky. Birds in the area fly in and out of its foliage and skirt … Continue reading

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Sky and Juniper

Yesterday, several brief storms swept across us, making for spectacular skies. The movement of the clouds seemed to match the uneven shapes of the trees and ground. We head back to San Diego today, especially grateful in this pandemic year, … Continue reading

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Ponderosa and Junipers

It seems a bit strange to abstract a landscape while out painting plein air, but somehow that is what happened to this painting yesterday. As I worked to show the shapes of the foliage against the many layers of the … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds above Sneffels

This is the time of year when monsoonal moisture makes its way up from Mexico into the San Juan Mountains. The clouds, mountains, and forest become very busy with movement and are wonderful to paint.

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Horsefly Mesa

The view of Horsefly Mesa from Burnt Mill Mesa is one of my favorites. The patterns that the grass fields and forest groves make are striking, as is the interplay of the many shades of green. And the spectacular colors … Continue reading

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Art under the Ponderosa Trees

We were a multigenerational group yesterday as we painted under the ponderosa pines. This sketch shows two of my nieces working, perhaps some of the younger or older ones will show up in a future post.

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