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Coming Rain, plein air oil painting

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Here are paintings I completed for the 2019 Prairie Plein Air Competition. I’m looking forward to seeing the other 48 submissions at the reception on Thursday, May 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the Herb Aigner Gallery inside the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts building located at 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. If you’re in the area I’d love to see you there, too ūüôā

I hope to do more outdoor painting soon. First, I have a few studio pieces I want to finish for the Old Town Art Fair coming up on June 8 and 9.

I also posted this on my new website – come on over and check it out.

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Oil Painting: Harvest Moonset

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Out painting a sunrise a couple weeks ago, I had this lovely moonset behind me. I wanted to paint both the sunrise and this beautiful full moonset at the same time. I had to settle for taking a bunch of photos.

Sunrise, Plein Air

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Thick paint, scooped on like frosting! I’m having a lot of fun with this. It’s challenging, and less predictable. When I touch a spot with a brush it might spread out, blend, lift up, or reveal some color I forgot was underneath. Lots of scrapping areas off and trying again. Below are a couple more cloud studies, a small one I did from a photo and an afternoon plein air landscape (nearly the same spot as the one above).

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Plein Air: Sunrise, again

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Sunrise, 8 by 10 inches, oil on hardboard, by Deb Anderson

I went back to the same spot by the lake and painted the sunrise again this morning. The paint acts a lot differently when I apply thicker strokes. I like some of the results.

Plein Air: Sunrises, Sunsets

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I had a great time at the Prairie Arts Festival last weekend. I connected with a lot of wonderful people, old and new friends. Thanks to all of you who stopped by my booth! The weather couldn’t have been nicer.¬†My spot was on a beautiful lake, with swans nesting in the distance.

I was excited and honored to win the second place award (my red ribbon matched my sunburn – I brought sunblock on the second day).

I’m loving this online plein air class from Roos Schuring. These paintings are the¬†sunrises and sunsets I’ve done so far. More updates coming soon!

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Plein Air: Grove Pond

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A beautiful, sunny afternoon spent in the Grove, looking west. I’m getting ready for the Prairie Arts Festival next weekend (May 27 and 28)!

Oil Painting: Green Field

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This painting comes from the fields in West Michigan where I grew up, and where I often visit. That early spring green, the trees still bare.