Sunday, April 7, 2013

Rainy Plein Air

"View From the Alpaca Farm"
 11 x 14 inches, oil on canvas

Just because I faked you out the last two years running doesn't make it any less awesome that I'm following up on my new years resolution to paint outside in 2013, right? I believe 'Better late than never' is what they say....

Luckily for me and my follow-through, I found a great group of artists ready-made for me to join: Plein Air Painters of Lane County. One of their regular haunts is this gorgeous Alpaca Farm, only about five miles from my house. Aragon Alpacas. My god, Alpacas are cute.

....But they have funny teeth.

It was raining on and off all afternoon, but I usurped a covered Alpaca shelter (hey, they have fur) and settled in cozily, considering it was a comfortable 60-ish out. If you can't get into the colors of Oregon in the rain, what CAN you get into? Look at all that green. Spring!

1 comment:

Virginia Floyd said...

This reminds me of a childhood poem that begins..."One misty, moisty morning, when cloudy was the weather..."

You did a great job on atmosphere. Beautiful grays.

That photo of the puddle is intimidating. I hope you had boots!