3/29/09

Break with Color, 12x9


"Break with Color" 12x9" Pastel on sanded paper Sold

This past week was Spring Break for my family, so we took a much needed trip to the coast. Traveling about 500 miles south of Portland we found a State Park in Sunset Bay, Oregon. We stayed in a Yurt, as described by my kids as, "a sort of hut with a silly name." As funny as it sounds, a Yurt is actually pretty cool to stay in. As much as I love Spring in Oregon, is a bit moist, or drippy to say the least. One day out of the whole time spent was actually incredible, and it worked out that that was the one day I got out to paint at Shore Acres gardens. This is my first plein air of the year. Rusty doesn't even come close to the feeling I had after setting up my easel! This is the pond at Shore Acres park. On the other side of the pond beyond the trees is a beautiful cliff, beyond and below is the ocean and I could hear the waves crashing while painting. Oooh, the outdoors!

9 comments:

Brent Seevers said...

Nice work. I like the reflections.

B Boylan said...

Thanks, Brent. It was a beautiful pond to paint, indeed!

Miki Willa said...

Your choice of colors is stunning. I really like this painting, especially the handling of the trees. I am glad you found a beautiful day to paint en plein air.

Jill Berry said...

Wonderful composition and nice warmth on the green earth. You may have felt rusty but this work has a lot of life.

Karen said...

Welcome back to the out-of doors! Your painting does not show any signs of rust at all. It is beautiful.

B Boylan said...

Hi Miki, Jill and Karen, thanks a ton for your unyielding confidence in my work! I can't wait for the warmer weather so I can go out and play some more!

Celeste Bergin said...

Rusty??? RUSTY? If this is Rusty...I want to be Rusty!!

B Boylan said...

Hey Celeste, you can get all the rust in Oregon you could want...and for free! I can't wait till I'm out weekly again... Glad the sun was finally out! Yumm!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I have so enjoyed your blog. I painted in pastel for several years and stopped when I got involved with oils 4 years ago. You have me interested in pastel again, I may have to start one tomorrow!
Your painting is wonderful, "Break with Color" is one of my favorites.

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I am your newest follower!