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Some paintings far surpass my expectations and some are scary awful, but it's always fun.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Lake Yellowstone-Morning

While we were staying at the cabins adjacent to the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, I managed a long morning of painting. Before the sun got too intense, I sat on a bench overlooking the lake and made one of my better attempts at portraying water.
Then, as the sun rose higher and the day heated up considerably, I moved under the shade of some nearby pine trees, turned my back on the lake, and painted the charming old yellow (very yellow!) hotel itself. The rock I found to sit on was less than comfortable, so I worked much more quickly that usual. Everything went well until a chipmunk ran between my feet and the rock-a distance of maybe 10", and gave me quite a start!

1 comment:

  1. Janice,the water scene is very effective. Nice work! I also like the hotel. Looks like you were sitting above it - very interesting perspective. Oh, the joys of plein air painting -- I can imagine you got quite a surprise with the little fellow.