Looking for a View to Paint

Greetings!I posted my first video with a little footage I took while tromping around in a meadow looking for amazing vantage points of peaceful Michigan farm land.

One of the cool things about photos and videos of beautiful places and things is that THEY CAN’T DO THEM JUSTICE!  Yes!  That’s why I paint and travel.  Pictures can’t cut it.  The colors are too complex to just use photo references (in my opinion) without extensive time spent in real life looking at real life.  Traveling somewhere gives you an experience that cannot be made up from 2nd hand experiences.  Having been there- pics and vids can be memory prompts, but they can’t make up for the true experience.

I painted 5 paintings on a painter’s retreat with PAAWM, Plein Air Artists of West Michigan  https://www.facebook.com/PAAWMPainters

I’ll attach snapshots of the pieces here.  I’m waiting for frames for them and then I’ll send out notes to people on my mailing list that requested info on New Pieces and my Facebook pages.

 three oils on panel and far right one on paper

three oils on panel and far right one on paper

 "First Light" 8"x14" oil on paper, SOLD

"First Light" 8"x14" oil on paper, SOLD

Thimgan Hayden

website of Michigan portrait artist and painter of still life, landscape, Italian and American, and floral subjects.