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We are having a BLACKOUT now – Monday night 8:00 pm – dark! Fun to tell what happens at that moment- After three big candles … where’s the emergency light? Oh it needs new batteries- wow, Walmart, when it’s dark I need a screwdriver, drill and flash light to change the batteries?? Took 20 minutes for our camping light (bright enough to read or knit!) …. Where’s the camera? Gotto record this! Luckily the almost 3000 people were back on electricity very late at night.
The desert areas of the USA have taught me that a desert is anything but boring! Many interesting things, such as blooming cacti (further down), wild flowers, amazing and stunning views. Especially red rocks. The views here are from Bryce Canon and along the road of Utah. This one was materialized in watercolor in the next photo.
A Few Pointers for Plein Air Painting
Sit or stand in a place – where people passing – are are not constantly blocking your view.
You need to adjust the view to what essentials you have in mind!
You are not obligated to paint every detail exactly like it is in reality.
What I had in mind here that tree branches may be dried up and barren, but there is always some green and flowers that forge on!
Do not forget – the eye travels, so when you see a landscape,
try to fit it in a design like an O, H, Alpha, etc.
do not lead the eye to the outward edges, like a Y, or a static horizontal line, unless you put something on it!
These above are more geared to success than the “right” color, or “exact” measurements.
As last, with watercolor or pastel, better too much contrast than too little!
Watercolor, 9 x 12 inch, Aqua Canon, Utah © St Germain
It was somewhere around a 100 degr. F. It was dry. It was windy!
Hubby made the better choice
to just to walk around. But moi, sigh, I was smitten by
this little bush in Bryce Canon,at the beginning of the path
going down down. Don’t take beauty for granted!
Makro Tex, ABC Wed. – Watercolor
Initially I moved very slow with painting, because
I started too high on the paper. Now I had to do everything
to facilitate a downward “look”
Tue Travel, Sun Snap
After 20 min. – too hot! My feet were burning.
Don’t wear thin flipflops on hot asphalt! In such hot weather
I in general don’t last much longer painting half an hour in the sun anyway. I have a parasol specifically for painting,
but here it would have blocked my view.
There is much in front of the red door for Thurs. Doors,
sorry, but I also like to show how they in the old days,washed
and polished rocks here. Scrolling through town after
the landscape of the high mountains is fun.
Jo’s Walk, Tue Treasure, Thurs. Door
A small cactus Rose
Thanks Riitta, Ella, and Nick for the weekly feast of flowers!
It rained a lot overnight, which was nice with scorching conditions
of temps of100+ degr. F. combined with wind wind during the day.
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