Monday, October 17, 2011

Plein Air Moab


Late Afternoon On The Colorado
11" x 14" Oil
$295.00 + $10. s/h

I just got back from a 10 day trip to Moab, Utah.  It is an incredibly beautiful location and should be on every one's bucket list.  It's like Disneyland for the outdoorsman with 2 National Parks (Arches and Canyonlands), hiking, touring, mountain biking, river rafting, 4 wheeling, ATVing, OTVing, so many photo ops;  the list goes on and on.  

Moab is about 7 hours from Colorado Springs.  We took 1 1/2 days to travel each way stopping numerous times.  


While there I participated in part of the 2nd annual "Plein Air Moab."  It's a week long event where artists can paint within a 50 mile radius and be involved in 3 Quick Draw paint outs.  This was my location, and painting, for the first Quick Draw which was held at the Red Cliffs Lodge Winery which sits along the Colorado River. 



 The event was from 3:00 - 6:00.  At 2:45 there was a line to get your canvas stamped.  By 6 you had to be back in line with your painting framed.  When they said "quick" they were right!  When plein air painting you have to capture the light and shadow at a particular moment and not change it.  You don't want to chase the light.




Every where that you looked was a painting waiting to happen!

17 comments:

conservativelybohemian said...

What beauty here on your blog, Pam! Sounds like your trip was really fun and your work is inspiring.

Samantha said...

Beautiful Pam! Sounds like your trip was amazing!

Sonya Johnson said...

Aw, I wish I'd known you were at PleinAir Moab, too, Pam! It would have been great to meet up with you :).

I ended up not participating in any of the quick draw events, but it was great to see everyone else's entries at the MARC. Yours looks great all framed up!

Glad you had a good time there - I think I'll be back next year.

Stephen Parker said...

Really nice work, Pam. Looks like it was a wonderful trip.

Theresa Paden said...

Beautiful work and it sounds like it was so fun! That's great that you did the quick draw!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

What fun, Pam!!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Love the colors in your painting, very nice!

Pam Holnback said...

Sherry, Thank you so much. Yes, It was so much fun!

Thank you Samantha. I could go on and on, and I probably will!

Sonya, Next year...or the next time we're in Durango!

Thanks so much Stephen. Yes, it was wonderful!

Theresa, Thank you. I did only one quick draw, it was interesting and learned so much from doing it, and met so many people at the wine tasting afterwards.

Thank you diane!

Carol, thank you. The colors there are spectacular!

hmuxo said...

Okay!!! I need to go there and yes..it will be put on my bucket list. Beautifully painted, Pam.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Lovely colors, and a great painting! This looks like fun, terrific to see you photos!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Great job Pam. Love all the colors you caught in your view. Sounds like a fun trip with really incredible scenery. I bet it felt like being heaven. Thanks for all the pictures too.

Lori Bonanni said...

Amazing colors! Looks beautiful Pam! Definitely on the bucket list!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much Hilda. Yes, it is so beautiful there!

Nancy, thanks so much. I love it when we all include photos It makes it more real.

Thank you Amy. I would agree that heaven is a good description.

Lori, thank you. Yes, hope you can get out there.

Bridget Hunter said...

These photos and the painting transport me to a place I'll probably never see in reality. wonderful blog post Pam.

Pam Holnback said...

Bridget, Thank you. You're right, Moab is a long way from Scotland. But, one ever knows!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Wonderful shots for paintings 'to be'. Good for you!!!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Mary. OMG! I could never stop painting for the rest of my life and never get to all of those "to be's!"