Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Twin Palms- Road Trip 07 (sold)


Twin Palms, oil on canvas, 4" X 6", 2008
sold

The MacGuffin for my trip was an art opening at the gallery in Palm Springs that represents my work. I had never met the owners (or been in Palm Springs), and I've been with the gallery for a couple years now, so it seemed like it would be a good idea.


The opening was great; Marian, Downs, and Kim are very nice, and I got to meet some great folk while I was there.

Painting this little piece was an exercise in endurance-- it was 106 degrees (41 Celsius), and very little shade! I swear I dropped 2 pounds of water weight in the hour or so I was in the furnace...


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6 comments:

paintopolis said...

Jason -- Nice stuff from your road trip -- the California Coast is incredible -- a great subject for paintings. It's been a few years since I ventured north along the coast but seeing your paintings makes me want to go soon! -- Kevin

Jason Waskey said...

Thanks Kevin! I've been a fan of your own work for a while myself. (and congrats on your upcoming show!)

I'm pretty new to plein air and to the California coast.

I like both very much. :)

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Jason, I haven't checked in on your work in a bit. I love these palm trees and its nice to see where you set up to paint them. They are so tall you would have to be way back and you captured the feeling of their height perfectly!
Hope your show goes well$$$$$.

Jason Waskey said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Palms are so ubiquitous there, you almost *have* to take a shot at painting then at least once...

d. prizzi said...

Great series on your trip! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us and nice painting of the palm trees. I admire your stamina to paint this in 106 degrees. That's inspiring!!

Jason Waskey said...

Thanks D.!

I was (thankfully) close to my motel room... and air conditioning. I did make the mistake of leaving the (wet) painting clothes in my car though...

... because it smelled like a locker room in there for quite awhile!