Friday, September 26, 2014

This is your brain on plein air painting...

Earlier this week I had some errands to run in Denver, about 100 miles away. As I was driving home in stop-and-go traffic, feeling an impractical combination of tired and anxious at the same time, I happened to notice the sun coming through the clouds and landing in a bright patch on the foothills, which were green from the recent rains. I felt my brain relax and expand, and I took a breath. Ahhh, that's the bonus for a plein air painter...awareness beyond the ordinary. And you don't have to look far. There's usually something visually remarkable within reach. I came across this blog by a runner who is also a photographer, illustrating his various trails.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the relaxing thoughts on painting and nature. And thank you for adding a new article to your blog. Enjoy the fall.
Linda

lady guerrilla painter said...

Thank *you*! ...and what a gorgeous fall it is, too ;-)