Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Plein Air Rockies competition -day 4 & 5

 "Lumpies Gossips ii", 4 x 6" plein air oil on board
SourceTek provided mini panels and frames for us to do a tiny painting on, as another part of the competition. I did a cool rock formation in the Lumpies Range, the same place I painted from last year. I loved how the rocks looked like two people deep in conversation -with a third turning their backs, hence the title.

"Long's From The Stanley Hotel", 9 x 12" plein air oil on board

I began this painting on day 2 just 1 hour before sunset, so needless to say I had to go back a couple of times to get it finished. This is the famous Long's Peak, one of Colorado's 14ers (peaks over 14,000 feet), and it is an icon in the area. (Incidentally my hubby climbed it a few days later, getting up at 3am in order to be off the peak mid-afternoon when the lightning often happens -that was the day after the painting was done for the competition, so I just slept and recuperated!)


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Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon -- what did you think of the SourceTek pastels?

PS glad to hear your Achilles is healing (ha ha)

Sharon Lynn Williams said...

Actually, not very much! I found them difficult to work on with thinner oils as the paint didn't 'stick' the way it does on my panels. I still prefer the cheapo make them myself ones!!!