|Marianna M. Duford
...an artist with wanderlust
Small Pond 11x14 plein air oil
Monday...the day our group of plein air painters usually gathers to share the outdoor experience. I've spent years painting by myself and have found it rejuvenating to paint with other like minded individuals. Today we gathered at an area called Frisco Open Space. A beautiful and natural setting with lush grasses and waterways studded with beaver ponds, and of course, ringed with our beautiful Rocky Mountains. The morning started out beautiful and calm then worked itself into a brooding, angry, rainy and threatening sky. Which of course made it mosquito heaven. I'm mosquito chum...they LOVE me and no one else is usually bothered by them if I'm around. We quickly finished up our masterpieces and packed up all the detritus required to spend a day out in the elements paintings. I headed home to work in my studio while it rained and now it has become a gloriously beautiful day again...just in time for cocktail hour!
Appassionati d'arte buonanotte...good night art fans!