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Monday, October 11, 2010

Sandstone Falls

This is an oil painting of Sandstone Falls which is on the New River in the New River Gorge National Park in West Virginia.  This place is magical and fascinating.  I painted it en plein air during my art vacation in southern West Virginia 2 weeks  ago with 3 good painting friends.  I had a wonderful time painting the beautiful vistas in the area.  The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on a canvas panel.

6 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I knew it had to come from your week in West VA :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Great plein air result and with oils too. I just know I'd get into a real mess using that media out doors. Another wonderful memory of your Virginia painting trip.

Barb Sailor said...

Rhonda...Thanks! I did 3 paintings that week - this was the first...what a wonderful week.

Barb Sailor said...

Joan...since up to a year ago I was a studio painter- mostly in watercolor, I consider myself a novice in oil painting en plein air. If you have the right equipment, it is not so messy. I have some wonderful memories and find that painting outside is very inspirational and rewarding.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Barb...what a wonderful artist you are! It is always such a treat to let my eyes travel through your paintings, they always hold so many secret places of wonder!

Barb Sailor said...

Susan...You say the nicest things...Thank you so much. Congratulations on your recent sales - you are accumulating quite a following. They have good taste.