Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Watching Ice Melt...

A really great thing happens when you are out doors painting...stuff just happens and you roll with it. 
Hey, we know the rules of the game: its gets hot, its gets cold, it gets dark, the wind stops blowing, the wind starts blowing, the tide comes in, the tide goes out, it starts snowing, raining, sleeting or...it gets sunny!  
A guy comes home from fishing and rows away in your "model dory", a really big boat docks, blocking the view of your subject...or a guy drives up in a pickup truck, gets out a chain saw and cuts down the tree you are painting!  Really - it happens. 
My 5 star event was getting caught in a cattle drive in Targhee Canyon ... 

This day was peachy...the stars were aligned.  

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Salt Water & Green Ice

A quiet, moody morning on Adams Point was the perfect place to set up and paint.  As winter moves into spring the changes are rapid. A couple of days of warm temperatures  can make a huge difference. I really love watching the ice break up and move around as spots of open water take over the once frozen bay . 

Adams Point on Great Bay 

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