Painting an Aging Desoto en Plein Air

Tripp Painting an Aging Desoto en Plein Air

My photographer friend and mentor Bill Barksdale photographed me early in the morning, painting this abandoned Desoto on the property of Helen Lacefield in Cotter, Arkansas.  It was the ideal morning for a plein air experience in painting.  The morning air was sweet, the Arkansas sunrise was gentle, cool breezes kissed the pastureland and caressed my face.  I felt an abiding Presence even while alone as the morning extended.  My profound thanks to Bill for recording this event which will last with me a very long time.

Thanks for reading.  One more day left in the Plein Air on the White River event.


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2 Responses to “Painting an Aging Desoto en Plein Air”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    Even when I am just sketching I feel at peace when I am working outdoors. It is blissful!


  2. davidtripp Says:

    Blissful is certainly the word. The world was so quite and so sweet that morning, that I just did not want the encounter to end. I’m glad you get out and do that. I wish we could let studio-bound artists know what is out there waiting for them.


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