"Museum Garden Aspens"
#1 of 30
8"x6" oil on canvas pad
For the first time, I am participating in Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. This is probably the fourth time Leslie has sponsored this challenge and it is a way for artists to get motivated and get in the studio and PAINT every day. As of today, there are over 850 artists from all over the world! Leslie suggests each artist pick a theme for their challenge and paint a small painting each day based on that theme. I have chosen "Vacation Memories, or Not". The "or not" paintings may be plein air paintings because I will be participating in a plein air workshop and event in Georgia during part of this time. It is my hope to chronicle the vacations and trips we have taken over the years and this will be a selfish way for me to relive and remember those trips and the memories that were created.
Last year at this time I spent a week in Jackson Hole plein air painting with two art friends. While inside the Museum we also saw the 2013 Western Vision show with works by many of todays notable contemporary artists. The Museum overlooks the National Elk Refuge and these aspens painted above were in the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the Museum. Just one of the sights to see while in Jackson Hole!