Sierra Buttes

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150_2016 Watercolor, Marabu Mixed Media 21,0 x 14,8 cm / 8.3 x 5.8 in – `Sierra Buttes´/ Morning practice

Meine heutige Morgen-Übung basiert auf Fotos von Margaret Parker Brown, einer amerikanischen Künstlerin, deren inspirierendem Blog ich seit einigen Wochen mit großem Interesse folge, weil sie sich ganz und gar dem Malen der Natur in ihrer Umgebung verschrieben hat. Inzwischen ist ein künstlerischer Austausch über unsere Blogs entstanden – ein wunderbarer Aspekt des Internets. Ihr Bericht über das Plein-Air Malen an den Sierra Buttes hat mich besonders fasziniert ( und ich habe sie gefragt, ob ich einige ihrer Fotos als Vorlage für meine Übungen verwenden darf. Ihren großartigen Blog kann ich allen Naturfreunden und Malern wärmstens empfehlen.

Today´s morning practice is based on photos by Margaret Parker Brown, an American artist who´s inspiring blog i am following for a few weeks with growing interest, because she dedicated herself to paint the nature in her environment. Meanwhile we developed a regular artistically minded exchange via our blogs – one of the best aspects about the internet. Her post about plein-air-painting experience at the Sierra Buttes ( did really inspire me and i asked her if i could use some of her photographs as reference for some practicing. If you like nature and painting i can recommend her blog – a good read.


8 thoughts on “Sierra Buttes

  1. You did the Sierra Buttes justice! Your painting is beautiful and full of light….so fun while wondering which photo you would use, what a nice surprise to see you choose this beautiful mountain. Odd because I was thinking of going up tomorrow to paint but I am thinking that I will wait until my eyes get better. There is still snow on those peaks. Who knows, maybe I will! tomorrow will come soon enough. In short, a very good interpretation of the Sierra Buttes….feel free to try another one if you like. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. I think i will come back to this motive a bit more. As you wrote – the colors are really demanding. It looks so impressive in the photos but i guess i must be just overwhelming in real. I really hope your eyes are getting better soon!!! My best wishes… and : Happy Painting! 🙂

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      1. Oh it is very demanding especially in the afternoon but it gets elusive and very atmospheric. It is impressive in real life…..I am hoping to go with snow still on because it is so beautiful. My eyes are slowly getting better, thank you! Happing painting! 🙂

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