I've always had an artistic side and retirement has allowed me to purse it! I am primarily self taught using books, video and workshops to expand my skills.
My love of the outdoors and Country are all in my paintings. Our National Parks and Monuments are frequently the subject of my paintings.
What better way to combine the two but through Plein Air Painting! When we travel in the rv - I always have my gear with me. Weather and time permitting, you WILL find me behind my easel painting away!
Thus I am a member of both the NM Watercolor Society and the Plein Air Painters of NM.
Plein Air Painting
One of my new favorite things to do is paint outside on site. It's called Plein Air Painting. My first experience with it was in Yosemite National Park at the Arches Cascades. I painted my first day ever with John Hewitt. My next outing was with Frank Eber at the foot of Yosemite Falls.
I painted more similarly to Frank, so I looked him up on the web. He was teaching at the Scottsdale Art School in January and I signed up before we even got home. It was an intense 5 days! I met people there that I am still in touch with today via fb and email. I can't say enough about the school, their staff and facility. It was a wonderful experience.
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