This a view of the Platte River just over the ridge and that tree.
I wish I had set up to paint this sandy trail because the painting I started in the morning really bombed out.
I thought I was smart in starting with a sketch but the end result was less than I hoped for. I didn't even take a photo of it. Let's just say the canvas made the ride home in the back of my truck covered with leaves and bugs....(and that improved it)
After lunch we only had about half an hour left to paint so I set up near Kathy and Marge but turned away from the river.
Better than this morning. Very impressionistic though.
My friend and fellow artist (Kathy Jureck) did this wonderful little watercolor of me painting. She was kind enough to give it to me. That's my Monet wanna be hat I am wearing. Maybe that's why I was so loose and impressionistic.
original by Peter Yesis
oil on canvas board
Sometimes I think the best plein air is done when you only have a limited time to paint and you don't have time to think.