We had a really beautiful morning for our outing at Indian Lake yesterday. It amazes me with how often I've been there, that I still find exciting new scenes to paint. Well, not drastically new (the lake is still in many of them) but there's always something new to strive for in each painting.
Rick says he wanted to go home with a completed painting. I couldn't manage that myself but here's mine after some fixing at home.
My goal today was to leave with a finished painting. It was close. I'd change so much given time but I did add a few saturated colors in the foreground and called it done. I want to work far more deliberately with a loose feel. I waste so much time pushing paint around and not getting what I want.
Just a few painters at Holy Wisdom yesterday and the weather was a bit touch and go, but we managed to get about a two hour window for painting. The sun even came out for ten minutes so I could define the highlights in my landscape. The photo shows Rick Yanke painting a view of the pond.
I just returned from the Paint the Point event at Mineral Point. Others there from our group were Jan Norsetter, Diane Washa, and Jim Faecke, who, amazing enough, all won awards. Jan won 2nd place, Diane 3rd, and Jim the Quick Paint. And there were many quality painters who produced a lot of good work so it was quite competitive. But apart from the competition, there was some great (but varied) weather, great scenery, good food, good painting friends, and just a fun experience, at least when I wasn't too stressed out about painting.
I'm adding an image of people viewing the quick paint paintings outside the gallery space. And also one that shows the character of the nearby countryside. I didn't win anything, but, darn it, I'm posting my painting just because I like it.
Check out the Arts Mineral Point Facebook page if you're interested in more info on the event. There really is some great scenery in that area and even if you don't participate in Paint the Point, if you get a chance to paint there, be sure to do it.
We had a beautiful summer morning at Donald Park. Lots of flowers coming out in the fields to add color. But somehow my painting is still mostly green, but, green or not, I liked the view and the mosquitos didn't find me at all.