I love to paint! I will paint anywhere! But the most frustrating and challenging place to paint is right outside your window… outside.  Outside, in heat and cold, wind, rain (inside your car) or snow (stand on paper), and with friendly partners (bugs, flies, squirrels, moose (yes, moose). Painting outside is the ultimate challenge!

It is also the best way to actually see what you are painting. Have you ever taken gorgeous photos, and then, when you looked at them later, you wondered why you took the images in the first place? Photographs cannot give accurate information ( a subject for a book). If you are a painter and have never painted outdoors, try it!

The paintings in this exhibition were all painted outdoors. I don’t paint the same way outdoors as I do indoors. The sun keeps on trucking, the shadows change, the light changes, you get hungry, flies are bad. Whatever! Plan for it and give yourself two hours to catch the light and color in a quick sketch. Take a photo of what captured your attention. Then take it back to your painting abode and look at your painting and the photo. Your painting will give you life! It will have the actual light, color, and form. The photo can support your information. Paint it again!       

Contact Mary for information and/or sale.

Artwork: 
COFFEE AND BIKE
GOSSIPING
KATE
RAINING ON MOAB
RAINY PAINTING DAY
SNOW ON THE LASALLES
ABSTRACT IN GREYS 9"x12" oil and cold wax
FATHER AND SON 30"x22" oil and cold wax on oil paper
YOSEMITE FALLS IN WINTER, 16"x20" oil and cold wax on paper
I WANT TO STAY IN THE WATER! 11"x14" watercolor on paper
DESERT HEAT 14"x11" watercolor on paper
SANTA FE CHARM 18"X18" oil and cold wax on oil paper
BREAKFAST BOUQUET 16"x20" oil and cold wax on oil paper
FROG IN AN ABSTRACT 5"x7" watercolor, $125
PRICKLY 20"x20" oil and cold wax
GREETINGS 24"x18" oil and cold wax, $650
LEMON TREE 10"x8" oil painting, $250
SUNLIT SPARKLE 9"x12" acrylic painting, $295
HAZY MIDWAY MORNING 11"x14" oil and cold wax, $350
MINT FROM MY GARDEN 8"x8" oil painting, $200
SUNLIGHT THROUGH MY WINDOW 10"x10" oil painting, $300
THROUGH THE TREES