12 thoughts on “Krueger Farm – Sauvie Island”

  1. I just wanted to have a look at your first plein air this year. Nice color combinations and definitely spring. Frank is a hard boy isnΒ΄t he πŸ™‚

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  2. Well, you may not like it, the trees could use a little help, but at least you had the guts to put it up here.
    I wiped yesterday’s and I’d do the same today if it did not have a bunch of dried layers of crap underneath.
    Keep at it.

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  3. Bill , this is a respectable little study….honest painting and honest sentiment….I feel your pain man…..reading over your blog, glad to see you came through a tough scare with your humor intact…Best wishes to your wife..

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  4. It feels a little weird visiting someone else’s blog and hearing my tone in their writing. I thought I was the reigning queen of self-deprecation. You don’t suck! I love the color of the sky. Just once I’d like to paint a believable pinkish sky. I’ll keep trying P.A. painting if you will… deal? And Kristin is right, your industrial landscapes are cool.

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  5. Kristin, Thanks for your vote of confidence. I recently discovered you great blog and you’re on my favorites list. We seem to share a fondness for chain link πŸ™‚

    Martin, Thanks for letting me know you visited. Both Frank Gardeners are amazing plein air painters. And, as I said on one of their blogs, nothing makes you appreciate plein air like trying it.

    Frank, thanks for the encouragement. I know I can count on you for an honest assessment

    Robin, you’re a very nice man. You’re paintings have really been an inspiration and thanks for the well wishes.

    Silvina, Your PA work is really good. I’m not giving up, but I do wish it would stop raining so I could get out there again.

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  6. Okay two things. First, you do not suck! I love the treatment of the fields in the middle-ground, and the color is radiant. The sky is great! The trees, not so much. πŸ˜€
    Second, there are TWO Frank Gardners?? :O

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  7. Silvina – I’m with you! I laughed at the familiar sound of self-contempt when work doesn’t come out the way I see it in my minds’ eye.
    Bill, your colors are just wonderful and unexpected.
    Two recent sayings given to me:
    1. Every day is a good day for fishing, not every day is a good day for catching. ( I suppose we have to read into the meaning of that when applied to our work)
    2. It’s about the process and not the progress.
    Not every piece is for a collector. Maybe we learn from what we do.

    True confession- I’m doing my very first plein air workshop next week and I’ve NEVER painted outside, in front of other artists and NEVER painted a landscape.
    So your work is an inspiration to ME!
    And you do not suck. I second that.

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  8. Kathy, Thanks for the smack up side the head. The impact also cleared my head and made me realize my mistake about the Frank Gardners. I was referring to Frank Gardner in Mexico http://frankgardner.blogspot.com/ and Frank Edwards in Canada http://fedwards.blogspot.com/

    Hi Bonnie. I appreciate your words of wisdom and encouragement. Good luck with your workshop. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. I will say that, no matter how dissatisfied I’ve been with the PA work I’ve done. I’ve enjoyed the experience of being outside and the camaraderie of other painters.

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  9. LOL hang in there! I’m going on my first plein air venture this week. I always have these visions of miraculous improvement without ever having had any practice. I actually really like htis painting. It’s charming!

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  10. Diana – I appreciate your letting me know you visited and your kind words. I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog.

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