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Friday, June 25, 2010

100 plein air paintings in 100 days - #52/#53 and Upcoming Workshop

#52 - "Banff Evening"
Original Oil 6x8"
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10/06/19  (8pm)
This was a perfect, calm, beautiful evening down at Vermilion Lakes. I was in the painting groove, loving that I was outside painting and warm, listening to 101 birds tell the world how happy they were to be alive, and thinking life was pretty good.

One of the Canadian Group of 7 painters, J.E.H. MacDonald said, “Art is the successful communication of a valuable experience.” That's what this evening felt like for me. 

#53 - "Lingering Snow"
Original Oil 6x8"

10/06/20 (12pm)
What inspired me about this scene was the soft, summery clouds against the stark snow capped peak, something we see often in the mountains, even in August if we've had a couple of cold, rainy days.

On another note, I will be teaching a plein air workshop here in the Banff/Canmore area September 18th-20th, 2010. Please click here if you are interested in more details.


  1. Liz,
    I have just discovered your blog and am very impressed with your work and the 100 paintings you are on quest to do. Wonderful painting and a wonderful approach.
    God bless and keep it up.

  2. These are great, Liz. You are the master of reflections and of clouds. Wish I could come to the workshop in Banff! But we will have fun next summer in Maine.

  3. You have such a knack for capturing the light and shadows in these wonderful landscapes. Am enjoying following your quest for "100"!

  4. Hey Liz, look at you, more than half way through your latest goal/journey and making some fabulous art. Can't say they're getting better, because I loved the first ones, but I know you've had a few aha moments along the way.

  5. Beautiful landscapes. I love the work that you are doing. Good luck with the workshop.

  6. Liz, your compositions are striking. You have beautiful surroundings in which to paint, and you capture it well. You're "successfully communicating your valuable experience!"