Monday, April 27, 2009

Rushing Carson River

Can't leave that trip to the upper carson alone .... had to do an 8x10 acrylic sketch .... the sound of the rushing waters and the smell of the pines and sage. Plein air painting, sketching or foto shoots surely make for lasting memories and great enjoyment. You go out there and have some fun.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Really great Spring weather is back so it's time to get out the bike and cruise the valley. I always take the camera along because there is always something to shoot. It is not uncommon to take over a 100 pictures on a short ride. This is my 6x8 sketch of a typical sight. Even tho Spring is here, not everything is green yet and that's ok. there is something peaceful about all those different browns and greens blending and transforming. Green here in the high desert country is a little different than the green Spring-time fields just on the other side of the High Sierras in California. There are many alfalfa fields here and irragation ditches but somewhere close you'll see the sage, poplar trees cottonwood trees and some oaks. that's not all , of course, but you get the point. There is lots of color out there.
Grab your bike and take a ride.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Went over to the Carson River the other day to shoot a few reference fotos. Water is beginning to flow nicely. Local Deputy stated they had just stocked it. It was a beautiful day. The last few days have been summertime-warm..... probably melting lots of snow up in the hills. river has probably picked up more speed by now. It's a good time to get out there for some plein air painting. Hey guys... get out there and get some sunshine. You won't be sorry.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Two Bananas

Down the street is this great restaurant called "The 3 Bananas" I was going to paint a picture of 3 bananas but before I could get started I ate one of them. Mmmmmm, it sure was good. We'll have to settle for 2 bananas this time.

Pelican at Ponce Inlet Fl

One day last Fall I took a little drive over to Ponce Inlet... it was a beautiful day... The Atlantic Ocean called and I responded. After walking the beach and stopping at several spots I turned towards the inlet. There waiting for me were birds of all sorts... but the one that caught my eye was the old pelican... sitting there watching and waiting for the next meal. His buddies were on the other pilings and the docks... but the chief caught my eye.

One day last Fall I took a little drive over to Ponce Inlet