Friday, June 29, 2007

Pigeon Mountain Lake by BJ Wright

8" x 10" oil on canvas covered hardboard - painted en plein air, alla prima - $85 including shipping - SOLD, Thanks Vincent !
On Wednesday, Sandra and I thought we had gotten an early start to miss the heat as we drove through Chickamauga and toward Pigeon Mountain. We were wrong. After finally finding a spot wide enough to pull off the dirt road, not get into the poison oak and not fall off the mountain - we set up our easels. About the time we uncovered our palettes, there came a dump truck "high-ballin' it" followed by a cloud of dust. Then about every 5 minutes another truck came by, then another, then another. It is interesting to note that each time a truck went by, they were driving slower and slower. We think that maybe they were on their radios telling each other, "Hey guys, there's a couple of crazy ladies on the side of the road trying to paint in this heat. Let's give 'em a break." Afterwards we had a nice lunch in Chickamauga and planned another outing soon. Plein air painting - you gotta love it!
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Lori said...

Nice composition BJ, that golden grass in the front is so pretty.

bj said...

Thanks Lori. The drought has caused lots of problems here, but the colors in the grasses and trees are beautiful. There were acres and acres of tall hay on this mountaintop farm.

Fawn said...

What an exciting morning!

C. Ousley said...

I dig that shadow in the hill. Good work. Looks like a hot day. I am ready for fall.

bj said...

Hot day indeed! It was about 85 by 10:30. And I'm ready for fall also.