Saturday, September 19, 2009

Spinney Wind

6" x 8" oil on panel
$75.00 + $10. s/h

My husband and I have been up in the mountains for the last few days. I painted this yesterday on the banks of Spinney reservoir while he was out fishing. As often happens in the mountains, (Spinney is at about 8,000 feet)the weather was strange and quickly changing. The clouds were blowing in over the mountains, making them very gray. The clouds hadn't gotten to Spinney yet, so I was standing in the sun. But, the wind was blowing, making the water greener than normal and covered w/ small whitecaps. All part of why I like plein-aire painting. It makes me think quickly.


Dean H. said...

Very nice plein air! This one follows Skip's advice to abstract and simplify. I like the warmth in the mid ground.

Cathyann said...

Very nice, Pam. The clouds here in CO are magnificent.

P.S.And now my wallet is way lighter than it was since I visited Jerry's. Thanks for the tip.
Won't be shopping for paints for a few to use them...happy painting

Pam Holnback said...

Dean, Yes Skip's advice is so true. Being from Colo. he knows his western landscapes!

Cathyann..great. Glad I could help you!

susan hong-sammons said...

beautiful view and painting. like the sense of space and depth

Karen said...

Really nice atmospheric perspective here...looks like a beautiful place.

Celeste Bergin said...

good work...hope to see more of your plein air in the future...this one is a keeper

Pam Holnback said...

Susan, Thanks, We're blessed in Colorado to have so many great views.

Thanks Karen, The clouds made the mid and background so foggy feeling, or a little gray.

Celeste, Plein-aire is always a fun challenge. I try to get out as much as possible.