Friday, May 28, 2010

Improbable Places

At Jacobsen Park 9x12 Oil

Good friends scheduled a plein aire paint-out at a city park adjacent to their home. Since parks are usually manicured, excessively grassy or excessively peopled, I did not have  high expectations for my results.   It was a good sign that we arrived during a beautifully sunny day with puffy clouds. A dark one stopped for a moment over our heads and caused us to huddle under umbrellas while the fisherman left.  After this I took advantage of the lake and lush backlit trees and was able to finish this in two hours. After that a scrumptous dinner was provided by our hosts. A great day!


  1. Hi Dan,

    I am so happy to have found your blog. Your work is amazing. I will be posting a thumbnail on my blog. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi Dan.
    Brilliant painting. Well done and all the best.

  3. Salve DAN,
    da una piccola pittrice italiana neanche famosa, che dipinge dall'infanzia solo per l'amore dei colori e dell'espressione ... i tuoi quadri sono speciali le tue tinte limpide e pur rappresentando scene reali hai saputo dargli un tocco lievemente metafisico!
    sono tutti bellissimi e rasserenano anche l'osservatore!!

  4. Hi Dan!... A beautiful... and restful plein air piece that brilliantly captures a really green subject!

    Sometimes "good ones" appear in the most unlikely of places... if one perseveres... as you did!!

    Well done Sir!

    Good painting!
    Warm regards,
    Bruce Sherman