Sunday, September 7, 2014

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Plein Air Painting At Mt Washington

Study for Paradise Meadows
oil 
5x5"


Last weekend I had a wonderful adventure plein air painting at Mt. Washington on Vancouver Island.
This adventure was planned by fellow artist and friend Perrin Sparks. Perrin invited several artists to join her for a weekend of painting, painting and more painting. I was also joined by artists and friends Sam Boehner, Marney-Rose Edge, and Audrey Bakewell. 
The weather was at times rainy and cold. This made for some dramatic skies as the clouds swirled over the mountaintops and fun moments as we had to quickly abandon our plein air masterpieces when the skies did open up. Because of this, I started many, but finished few. I was smart enough to take photos so I can later complete the scenes in the studio.
Here are a couple I did complete:

Passing Clouds Sketch
Watercolor 
8.5 x 19"

Strata Mountain Study
Watercolor
7x11"

Although I took my watercolors, Perrin and a few others inspired me to dip my brush back into my oil paints. When I returned home, I did just this and have completed a couple of small oils since (including the Paradise Meadows study).

Yellowstone Meadows Study
Oil
5x7"

4 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Love the studies for "strata mountains" and "Yellowstone meadows". I look forward to seeing your final paintings!!
Kathryn

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thanks Kathryn! I can't wait to see the final paintings either:) I put studies on these because I hope to paint them larger some day.

Nancy Goldman said...

These are all beautiful. You really are a master of the feeling of fog and clouds.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Nancy. I'm glad you think so. Clouds and fog seem to be so elusive at times:)

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