Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Painting Iceland Trip Report Day 4

'Summer in Iceland'. 8x10. Pastel.

The Lupines are everywhere! When we came across this huge sea of purple covering the hills down to the sea. I knew I wanted to paint here. Luckily it was our first painting spot of the day. Yesterday it rained all day so we didn't paint. We drove around instead and Stan did an evening presentation and Demo. Today we were going to paint rain or shine so we loaded into the vans bright and early and headed to the Lupines.

It was a wonderful spot with a lot of interesting atmosphere. It was Plein air at it's finest. It rained off and on, there were some bugs but it was awesome standing in a mossy meadow listening to the birds call overhead. I did four paintings before we packed up for lunch.
We didn't stop today with the Lupines. After lunch we headed back out to paint this time to the area around a volcano. I'll write more about that in my next post. Tomorrow is another big day of touring and painting. Have I said that Iceland is awesome?!

 

5 comments:

Maria Stoller said...

Totally fabulous work you are doing on this great island! We were there in February and had quite another experience. I'm loving seeing it in the summer with such great flower meadows through your eyes!

Carole Scureman said...

Iceland is fantastic and you are fantastic. I love all of your paintings. You really capture the feeling of Iceland.

Cindy Stewart said...

Absolutely stunning!

Adriana Guidi said...

Lovely purples Karen! Terry Ludwig?

Heather OCain said...

Your work is stunning :)