Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Out on the trails


Lone Tree in progress
40 x 30
oil on canvas

The last fews months have been busy with numerous trail runs and races both on the wet west coast and the dry desert in the interior.  The above painting would be a familiar sight out on the trails and often when I'm out there I'm wishing I could stop and paint.   I've been focussing on plein air painting studies, the last few from the comfort of the front seat of my car but now that the temperatures are dropping it's back to the studio to go big again and a little stylized.  

6 comments:

Marie Theron said...

You must be such a healthy person,Barb, I admire you for the life you lead. This tree is already so splendid and colorful, I would just leave it there!

martinealison said...

Un arbre sous lequel j'irais bien faire une petite pause...
Des couleurs qui chantent et dansent au rythme de votre talent.
gros bisous

C.N. Sant said...

Very ambitious working on such a scale, but you have carried it off beautifully. I wouldn`t do too much more, it`s fine as it is.

David Larson Evans said...

Very pretty.

Bill Hibberd said...

You have some good things going on in this painting. I look forward to seeing where you will take it.

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks everyone. I've been making changes to the foreground and have more to make to balance out the design but am reasonably happy with it.