Saturday, June 14, 2014

Coming Home ...

Plein-air 'Trek' - 'Coming Home'.
18" x 30". Oil on Birch Panel. 2013.

If interested in this piece, please inquire here.

This morning I realised I had never posted a photo of this finished plein-air painting, 
I did late last summer, which was the very beginnings of my "plein-air 'Trek'" adventures. 
Here is the original plein-air 'trek' blog post from last last summer.

My not having a car is very difficult on so many levels.
Reason being is, I simply can't afford one at the present time.

I try to do my best with what I have ....

I started using my bike last year as a mode of transportation 
to potential and local plein-air painting sites. 

This cute house with its wild flower yard is located just about a mile from my studio.
Discovered this gem of a place while out for one of my morning walks a few years ago ... 
And simply fell in love with the house emerging through the shrubs and wild flowers! 

It took a long time to acquire the home owners permission to paint on their property,
simply because they just weren't home a lot of the time.

In the meantime I planned and prepared how I was going to transport
all of my plein-air gear to the location ...

Finally! One morning ... they were home and granted me permission! 

Within a few days ... I was happily rode my bike to their house
and spent to morning painting their cute homestead and their lovely wild flowers!

Phase #1

On site Day #1.

The light shifted, so it was time to go home for lunch.

On site: Day #2.

Please stay tuned for more plein-air painting adventures from the studio!

Cheers, ~ Polly ~

[Later Edit]: Adding additional photos.


Steve Sanford said...

Great idea to use your bike, Polly! How do you carry everything? A backpack, or do you lash your easel to the bike frame?

Seip Fine Art said...

Hi Steve!

I'm lucky that my Jullian easel has two straps, so, it acts much like a backpack. Everything else gets lashed to the bike!

Thanks for your question!!

Cheers, ~ Polly ~