Thursday, May 29, 2008

Boiler Bay- Road Trip 01 (sold)

Boiler Bay, oil on masonite, 7" X 5", 2008

I'm back! I had a really intense (and fun!) road trip the last couple of weeks. I drove from Seattle to Palm Springs and back. I covered 3,000 miles of some amazing scenery.

Over the next two weeks, you'll see the results of the plein air painting I did along the way.

I certainly learned a lot, and am excited to do more.

Boiler Bay
is the first picture I've painted outdoors in years, and while I'm rusty, I was prepared (you can see my mobile art studio basket in the picture below). The weather was hazy, but warm-- it was the first day of a week long heat wave on the West Coast! (more on that later)

The locale is south of Lincoln City, Oregon-- a place connected to me through my family over many years.

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Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Sounds wonderful. I couldn't tell you hadn't been outdoors all along.

Karen Appleton said...

Welcome back, looks like a great trip. This first painting is a beauty! Looking forward to seeing more.

Jason Waskey said...

Thank you, you're too kind. Long ways to go, I think, but I've been enjoying the challenge.

Jason Waskey said...

Thanks Karen!

There are of course some real stinkers coming up, but I did do a few that I was happy with.

I really wan to work on my 'eye' outdoors...

Frank Gardner said...

Hi Jason. Looks pretty loose for not having painted outdoors in such a long time. Love the strokes in the sky among other things.
I don't see that huge art basket in the other photos. Did you trim it down a little?
I guess if you don't have to walk too far.

Steven said...

Yeh, man, that's awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Jason Waskey said...

I can thank the daily painting for reasonably limber painting muscles-- next up is trying to develop some sort of eye for interesting composition when I'm out in the field.

The basket was nearly always close at hand. The set up I used on the trip was fairly heavy to tote around too far from the car.

I've slimmed down with the new pochade set up.

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