Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cascade Trail Adventure

Me and Karen at the beginning of the trail. The trail starts out at Monarch Lake which is a beautiful start!

Monarch Lake

One of the first falls we saw on the way up.

Cascade Trail had these fantastic falls all up the hike

Me and our Friend Mike. Mike's very experienced in backpacking and for me and Karens' first time backpacking we learned a lot. I learned that I need to get a lighter paint box!

One of the views as we got closer to camp

Karen, rocking it up the mountain

Our campsite was surrounded by Mountain Peaks!

Crater Lake!

Mountain Peak above Crater Lake

"Crater Lake Patterns" Oil 10" by 12"

Sketch I did up on Crater Lake before we packed up to head back. My goal for this one was to get a simplified look just getting the basics in. The Mosquitoes were swarming me when I started this painting. After about 30 min they went away- I think after they got their fill of me!

I would love to go back to this area and spend another day to explore more. There were so many beautiful views all around our campsite. Backpacking was rough at times but it was well worth it!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Back Packing Tomorrow

Tomorrow, on the 7th, Me, Karen and our friend Mike will be back packing, overnight, up the Cascade Falls trail in the Indian Peak wilderness area. Hoping to do some painting there. I'll post photos and artwork when I get back. Should be fun!

Friday, July 3, 2009

"Wide Open" Oil 10" by 20" Plein Air

From a couple days ago. Painted with my friend Brett Weaver at this location nearby my home.
The light didn't present much contrast but my goal was to capture the yellow green harmony in the scene.