Sticks & Stones 9" x 12", oil on panel
painting plein air on my easel
The summer days are hot, my studio is air conditioned, but sometimes I just need to be out in nature, so I returned to one of my favorite cool spots along Johnson Creek. I've painted here previously, but in acrylic, and the creek is always changing, so it was pleasantly familiar but a different experience. "Everything flows and nothing stays" - Heraclitus. The creek flowed over rocks and branches, little boys splashed rocks and girls waded in search of pretty snail shells. And the light changed. Some studio work clarified the scene and photos will be the source of future cool scenes.