More chalk dust

Ok, so it really isn’t “chalk”, but it is dusty!
I finished #55 this morning early and decided to move most of the series to a piece of foamcore – really just to be able to photograph a large number of the paintings in a single frame. Part of these will go to Willow; perhaps some will go to Feast of Walla Walla in April, hopefully a couple to the NWPS show and maybe another show in Seattle as well in later April.
Tomorrow, before the sun comes up I will be working on the art for the Whitman’s dance production…first the poster…I have some good ideas to get on paper…
happy painting!


About bonnie griffith

I am a landscape artist who works in pastels, oils and acrylics. My work focuses on representational studies of the western US. I am basically self taught with lots of workshops and studies with several landscape artists such as Bruce Haughey and Clark Elster. I live in southwestern Idaho, am a native Montanan with a strong connection to the land. I spend as much time as I can in MT painting as well other parts of the northwest. I appreciate getting out in the field and working plein air because there is nothing like completing a painting in the true light of day and visually not being compromised by the use of a photo. In my work, my goal is to produce a piece of work that draws the viewer into the painting and challenges them to explore the scene; get a sense of the time of day, the temperature, the light or lack of. If I have gotten that viewer to step out of their reality and into that painting and enjoy it, then my work was accomplished as I wished. View all posts by bonnie griffith

2 responses to “More chalk dust

  • Kaylyn

    Your "goal is to persuade the viewer to "step into" the painting and wander around and take in the temperature, the smells, the color that is expressed there."Congratulations! I think you've nailed it! These are wonderful paintings. I grew up in the west and your atmospheric landscapes take me back to the days I spent on MY horses when I was free range kid!


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