Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Summer Solstice 2013

8" x 10" Oil on Panel
Here's a few more paintings I made on location in the last couple of months. The first one was painted in Heber Valley and is one of the few recent paintings done outside of Utah Valley. Heber Valley is usually just a short jaunt up the canyon, but on that particular day the trip seemed a lot longer. Just a couple miles or so up the canyon I came to this:

Traffic Jam - The Scene Ahead of Me
Traffic Jam - The Scene Behind Me
The traffic jam was caused by a traffic accident another couple miles up the canyon. For a while there was nothing to do but listen to tunes, chill out and inch forward as law enforcement allowed traffic through. I arrived in Heber Valley later than I would have liked, but there was still plenty of time to get a small painting done.

The next two were painted close to town. The first is a little painting of marshes near Utah Lake:

6" x 8" Oil on Panel
The next painting is of some tree lined meadows between town and lake:

8" x 10" Oil on Panel
A small river flows through the trees at the far edge of the meadow. A paved bicycle path follows along the river. A mile or two from where I painted this the path comes to a busy road. As one heads southwest along the trail, upon reaching the roadway the bike path turns right and follows the road for a short distance, crossing a bridge over the river. On the other end of the bridge the trail turns right again and spirals under the same bridge to continue along the river. Just before the spiraling right turn there's this sign:

Which just goes to show - two wrongs might not make a right, but three rights make a left!

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