Plein Air Fest at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

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July 27, 2016  I am a  bit tardy in adding a new post, which means I have been busy in the studio!  Last month I participated in my 5th Plein Air Fest at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, WY.  47 artists were invited to paint “plein air” style (in the open, outside, on location) a scene anywhere in the entire valley.  We finished up our paintings on the museum grounds with crowds watching and then they were all offered for silent auction, to benefit the museum’s educational programs.  I painted the Grand Teton from a view that not many people paint – from the south end of the valley (South Park) looking north.  Early summer is my favorite time for viewing the mountains because the valley is SO green, yet there is still snow up on the mountains.  Okay, I may have used my artistic license a teeny bit to add more snow than was there that actual day, for contrast. Here are a few images of my location and the final painting, Mountain View from Melody:

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