Thursday, June 16, 2011

Plein Air at Wheeler Farm

At Wheeler Farm - 9" x 12"; oil by Greg Newbold

Yesterday I went out painting for the afternoon. I have been feeling the need to get out and do some painting just for fun, so I gave myself a break for a few hours in the afternoon and evening. There is a great living history farm near where I live called Wheeler Historic Farm. The place was purchased by Salt Lake county sometime in the 1970's and was restored first as a living history farm and then transitioned into more of a community park with the farm as the centerpiece. They have animals and gardens there and it's a great place to find an outdoor painting motif.



I decided on a view that included the main barn and a few outbuildings with the mountains as the backdrop. I am still getting the hand of painting outdoors but each time I go out, I see progress. Looking at this after the fact, I think I will go back into it later and pump some of the color a bit especially in the shadows, but I like quite a bit of what I captured. I also got to try out my new Open Box M plein air rig (which I love by the way).  I spent about three hours on this 9" x 12" painting.

4 comments:

Rob Colvin said...

Very nice piece, Greg!

Ron Spears MFA said...

Outstanding! I'm jealous! I'm packing up and heading down!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks guys- Can't wait to head out and paint again. Ron, Let's plan a weekend to go out and paint when you get here (you can come too Rob!)

Christopher Thornock said...

Ugh, I really need to go out with you and paint. And I had never thought of going to Wheel Farm. Great idea.