Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Wind in the Grass, Smoke on the Wind
This pastel was a plein air effort from the hill above the dam at Eastend. I was up there with Dean Bauche, Bonnie McNabb and Ovid Mercredi. There was a pretty stiff wind blowing and I had to hold onto my pastel board tightly to keep it from taking off on me. For sure I didn't have to worry about blowing the pastel dust occasionally. I love sitting in nature and painting, and when the elements are particularly active, it is even more vital. Plein air pieces form a lasting memory for many years after.