"Slice of Light" Oil, 7"x5"
©2014 Diana Moses Botkin
Earlier this week I went with a fellow artist to nearby Kootenai Wildlife Refuge to paint en plein air. It was a beautiful afternoon and we actually had some sunshine after a week of rainy, grey days.
We drove to a couple of spots before settling on this place to get to work. I wanted those water reflections and the dramatic sky.
The sun was setting quickly and the mountain shadow darkened most of the scene before me after I'd been working only a short time. Which was actually quite nice, as it contrasted with that last bit of sunlight in the distance and lit up that glorious orange tree. Sometimes on-site paintings don't work well, but this one serendipitously came together nicely.
Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.