Thursday, March 10, 2011

New River, AZ plein air painting by Becky Joy

New River Homestead 9x12 oil on canvas panel

Another day of plein air painting. I was up on a hill, kind of exposed today with a little wind. I painted behind the car with the trunk open to sheild me from the wind and the sunlight. I forgot the sunscreen the last couple of days. Again, today I used the palette knife through most of the painting. It was morning with the light to the right backlighting the hill on the right. The sky was a realy warm color.

I used the brush to soften some of the edges and to have a little thinner paint at the top of the hill so that it helped to give more depth to the scene. I had probably five people drive by choking me in the dust. They would slow down and say a few words (kind ones), but even slowing the dust was pretty thick.

I'm not sure that I will get out tomorrow. I want to head down to the Superstitions in the next few days. I still have some openings in my workshops in Pasadena, CA and the Superstitions, AZ. I just added a three day workshop for Casa Grande, AZ. If you are interested in any of the workshops, email me or go to my website at

Talk to you all later.

Becky Joy

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