Ah! Summer time. Time to get out of the studio to sketch and paint on location.
Painting on location or "Plein Air" painting, as it is known, is a great way capture the beauty of our Okanagan valley. Although I also take photos and work with them back in the studio, nothing replaces actually being there. And since cameras do not tend to record the scene the same way as our eyes see it, being there is essential to capturing the landscape in a painting as it really is.
I am lucky to have a friend to paint with - Sharon Rose, a very talented artist from Vernon, BC. She and I go out about once a week to paint.
Although painting on location has its challenges - changing light, clouds that won't hold still, bugs and other inconveniences, I wouldn't give it up for anything.
The Okanagan provides inspiration wherever you look. I enjoy both painting on location and working in my studio. For more information contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org