Madera Creek

This weekend I joined with the Tucson Plein Air Painters for a paintout at Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona.  It was a gorgeous day with a large turnout of painters.  I opted to try my hand at painting a small waterfall and pools along Madera Creek.  This is the result, a 9 x 12-inch oil painting on masonite.  Though I still find painting with oils in plein air a bit foreign compared to acrylic and watercolor, I'm beginning to have more success and generally enjoy the experience. Good things about this approach is that it is possible to capture the essence of a scene in about 1-1/2 to 2 hours and all the necessary equipment/supplies easily fit into a back pack.  This makes the approach ideal for doing on-location paintings at remote sites. 

 


Posted by: lknight
Posted on: 4/17/2011 at 2:36 PM
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Categories: Landscapes | Plein Air
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