Saturday, March 16, 2013

First Plein Air Outing of 2013

Spring is here and the weather is beautiful.  Trees are beginning to leaf out, the grass is green everywhere.  The gold country foothills are emerald green, but most of the trees are still barren. I traveled up to Amador City, a place filled with good memories for me.  It was in this very spot just behind the light colored building that I had my first plein air experience some 8 years ago.  It was a green, green day then and green is still a challenge!

It was a good day...not quite as sunny as I would have liked, but warm and comfortable.  While it wasn't actually my first plein air opportunity of 2013, it was my first "outing" to the foothills to paint with friends.  My painting was OK...but I'm still not where I want to be.  The bullseye continues to elude me.  I'm looking forward to the next time and trying it once again.

The Creek Behind Amador City   Oil on RayMar panel   12" x 9" 

1 comment :

  1. Sometimes I think you are a little hard on yourself and this is one of those times. I love this painting and I know the sight just outside Amador. The painting is lovely and gives the feeling of the area. I can hear the whispering creek. So nice, Bruce.