Monday, September 1, 2014

Museum Garden Aspens

"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.

About five minutes north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming is the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  It is a gorgeous 51,000 sq. ft. building housing some permanent exhibitions of 19th and 20th century American Art.
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!


  1. Can't wait to see all 30 paintings!

  2. Nicely done, Kathy! Bravo!

    I've never been to Jackson Hole. What a blessing that must have been!

    I, too, am hoping to use the 30 in 30 to get me motivated and more dutiful in my painting. I need to just keep fighting the procrastination and get more prolific!


    God bless and well done!

    1. Dianne, thank you so much for commenting. I am hoping this is your comment and you are using your husband's account.