Springtime in Sedona

Now is the time for a quick trip to the Verde Valley and Red Rocks of Sedona. I (we) hit the road, yay!

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The weather is perfect for outdoor painting.

(Snake-boots, in case you were wondering:)

Lately, I’m making small plein air paintings on linen. Small so I can make several studies of a scene in a couple of hours. This quicker work sets me up for studio painting later. I appreciate the freshness of the small works and love the swishy-scrubby brushstrokes and transparent to opaque layering.

Here are some examples of the weeks work:

While in Sedona, I stop at the Art Center, where the Arizona Pastel Artist’s Association (APAA) is having their National Show. IT IS Fabulous!

Pro Pastelist Aaron Shuerr gives a great demo on his red-rock country pastel painting process:

It’s an exciting week, actually get work done and have a blast, now to keep up with the plein air “quickies”.

Ciao!

P.S. Open Studio is April 14 &15 from 10-4pm. My home studio will be open. These and many more works will be on display and for sale. Please stop in.