|We hiked to the top of Black Butte this year!|
With our new finds, we went to the mountains where we love to spend a week at Black Butte Ranch, http://www.blackbutteranch.com/ for some 'R and R' which turned out to be 'A and R' - 'Activity and Relaxation'.
My intentions were to paint plein air daily. I had the canvas, paint, easel. I did paint - though more experimentally and abstract. Basically under paintings on which I played! I played on the small canvas and I played outside - hiking, biking, golf, tennis, pools and sun. Needless to say, I went with the flow and quickly accepted that these precious moments with my family far outweighed the time needed for focused painting. I shot a lot of photos though and I'm certain I absorbed more creative paths to follow in my studio at a later time.... like, tomorrow!