Monday, June 23, 2014

Plein Air Paintings

It's been a busy spring with my EAFA President's duties and managing the local racewalk competitions. Outdoor painting started with our EAFA (Evergreen Assoc. of Fine Arts) group on Tuesdays but seems that's always the cloudiest day of the week so light is a little too even versus the shadows we like to spice up our paintings. Here are the works I've done so far at a few local places. These are all 8x10 as I'm working a little larger this season, versus the 6x8 and 5x7's I did last season. 

At the top is the Snoqualmie Railroad Station, which still has an active tourist run of a few miles to North Bend and back.  

Below is a waterfall at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens.

The next two below are from the Bassetti Gardens in Woodinville.

This last one is from Gasworks Park in Seattle, looking west toward the I-99 Bridge.