6 x 6", oil on birch panel, 2016. Sold.
While at the 2016 Telluride Plein Air Festival, I painted little 6x6" quick paintings - or as I like to think of them, KISS - aka, Keep It Simple Stupid, paintings. These oils painted on shellacked birch panels made for fun little segues between larger plein air pieces. They are relaxing to paint, and an added bonus, they disappear like soap bubbles once they are available to sell.
I felt a little disappointed The morning I woke up before painting this. A heavy rain had settled in over Telluride. Rain makes for challenging work when Plein Air painting. Then I remembered this view and a vantage point I could simply back my minivan into and stand under the protective shelter of its hatch. In the end, this little guy turned out to be one of my favorite pieces from the week. Ha! Take that Rain.