This is a scene from Huntsville, Utah. I'm standing on the beach at Pineview reservour. It was a beautiful sunny spring day. There was a little snow lingering in the mountains. This grouping of poplar trees caught my eye.
While I was in Utah I got up early one morning and caught the sun coming over the mountains and shining on this great house. As I was packing up to go a really nice lady stopped me and asked if she could buy my painting. I hadn't finished it, at the time. We exchanged information, and I told her I'd contact her. I hope she likes it!
Last Sunday I received a text message from Jeanette Braithwaite and this picture of her holding the painting her and her husband acquired from me last December. Looks great all framed up, huh? Jeanette is married to Doug Braithwaite, a well known Utah artist. Notice his wonderful work in the background. Doug paints and Jeannette runs their custom framing business. It looks like Doug is getting ready for his show at the Terzain Gallery in Park City, Utah this weekend. :)
It was a real honor for me that they liked one of my paintings enough to buy it. They both are great people and good friends. Glad my painting ended up in such a good home!
Finally a finished painting! I have been experimenting a lot lately. Really paying attention on my paint strokes. I have been vacillating between painting realistic controlled strokes or looser, painterly strokes. That seems to be my challenge lately. So, when I started this subject my thought was I would be more controlled (similar to my earlier fan and peppermint still life paintings). That was not to be, I just started painting and let the "back road" take me where ever it wanted and I had a blast.
I painted this from a photograph taken in late winter, when the snow was melting and the fields were muddy. This was done on canvas board, which was very different for me. It gives a blended quality with a lot of soft edges.
So, maybe you have noticed that I have posted three paintings in the last three days. I didn't want to say anything, but, I'm going for 30 paintings in 30 days. I'll go for 30 days and then see if I can continue. I'm already exhausted, but having a blast. Wish me luck!