Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Riverstone Organic Farm Painting Outings....

Since returning from a painting retreat in Bath County, VA, I've concentrated on a series of outdoor studies at nearby Riverstone Organic Farm in Floyd.  Riverstone was born out of an older Floyd County farm, the idea of Jackie and Woody Crenshaw.  The farm is a melange of critters, flowers, and fresh produce...with open meadows, wide plains, steep hillsides, barns, and Little River winding its way through all..... I've set up many places, capturing the farm as it has come alive this Spring and Summer. It is a delightful place to paint, protected, with very little cell reception....so disconnecting is easy.

New works are small. My goal is to capture the soft colors, light, and atmosphere of the place. All new works are in oil and range from 6x8 to 9x12, and all are painted on location!