Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Lyons Canyon Ranch" ©

My plein air buddy Lorelle and I ventured into a new canyon. It's a toss up when we go somewhere new, whether to just hike in and check out the views, or haul our painting gear and just see what we can find. Both of us were anxious to paint, so we opted to haul the gear. We ended up painting about 25 feet from each other, yet picking completely different scenes to paint. I was tickled by this palm tree that was completely alone and out of it's element. Lorelle picked the distant oaks surrounding a silver meadow. We both agreed that this lovely canyon has many more paintings to offer. Spring hasn't quite sprung yet, so we'll be heading back for the wildflowers very soon.

Oil on Linen panel, 8" X 10"


Marian Fortunati said...

Looks like are really really great place to paint. I love the colors you bring to the painting!!

If you head back for wildflowers... call me... I'd like to join you.
Oh... and.... on the 8th... our facebook paint out date.... do we have a CAC meeting????
EGAD???? ;oO

Laura Wambsgans said...

No worries Marian, Ernie cancelled CAC for April. WE GET TO PAINT! I'll definately let you know when we go again. This weekend Lorelle and I are the "demo" girls at a show at the Hyatt on Sunday and Saturday is the CAC Photo workshop for submitting images. Monday I am going to McGroarty to paint the model, then deliver to a gallery in Sierra Madre for a 2 month show. Whew, then paint seriously. Thanks for the comment on the colors, I think you are seeing Emerald Green by Rembrandt, which I added to my palette for fun. And fun it is!

Jeff Bauer said...

Very nice painting. It looks like the entrance to the horse ranch at the once Valencia Oaks Ranch off of Old Road. I will give you a call.

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