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    Michelle Wooderson
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Leftover paint and little canvases are perfect for rainy afternoons and when I don't feel quite motivated to start a new piece of art. #oilpainting #pochadebox #guerrillapainter #landscapes
Signing paintings and getting ready to send some to new homes. Look for new original paintings in my shop today. Link in profile.
Signing paintings and getting ready to send some to new homes. Look for new original paintings in my shop today. Link in profile.
One of my favorite things to do is pot new flowers and plants. Love when this season comes around. A paintable little picture of old galvanized containers, ferns and some new pots from @shopterrain. #ferns #galvanized #stilllife
One of my favorite things to do is pot new flowers and plants. Love when this season comes around. A paintable little picture of old galvanized containers, ferns and some new pots from @shopterrain. #ferns  #galvanized  #stilllife 
Contemplating what to do with these oil washed underpaintings today. Hmmmm. #oilpainting #landscapes
As much as I love my solitary time in the meadows I think  painting with friends would be a blast. Today I'm lugging all my gear to meet up with a longtime friend so she can order her first round of painting supplies. Then it's summer lessons to prepare for a plein air workshop this Fall in Colorado together. #pleinair #oilpainting
As much as I love my solitary time in the meadows I think painting with friends would be a blast. Today I'm lugging all my gear to meet up with a longtime friend so she can order her first round of painting supplies. Then it's summer lessons to prepare for a plein air workshop this Fall in Colorado together. #pleinair  #oilpainting 
A little plein chAIR painting today. Wasn't really feeling it and the results kinda matched the mood. It was nice to be outdoors in nature though. I found a few new sweet spots to paint so looking forward to next time. #pleinair #landscape #allaprima #plein_air_life #guerrillapainter #pochade
Tree study from a vintage French painting I got from @brocantemoderne. I plan to add some glazing when dry to give it more of an antique feel. #oilpainting #landscapes #frenchpainting #vintage #impressionism
I've set a goal for the next few months to paint outside as much as possible. Painting from life gives me the freshest paintings with a great sense of light and true color. So when I have to work inside I want to mimic that plein air experience as much as possible. When outside I try to pick a spot to paint and get set up quickly, without wasting a lot of time on scene selection. So when I'm inside I'm doing the same. I have an ongoing list of plein air studies I'd like to repaint, a vintage painting from France to try and many of my favorite books (Pissarro, Sisley and Morisot) tagged for master copies. I keep my palettes and brushes clean and ready to go at all times, whether I'm painting outside or inside. Having a plan and being prepared is the key to getting more paintings done. #thoughtsfromthemeadow #pleinair #pleinairpainting #plein_air_life #allweatherpleinair #art #oilpainting #camillepissarro #alfredsisley #berthemorisot #impressionism #landscapepainting
I've set a goal for the next few months to paint outside as much as possible. Painting from life gives me the freshest paintings with a great sense of light and true color. So when I have to work inside I want to mimic that plein air experience as much as possible. When outside I try to pick a spot to paint and get set up quickly, without wasting a lot of time on scene selection. So when I'm inside I'm doing the same. I have an ongoing list of plein air studies I'd like to repaint, a vintage painting from France to try and many of my favorite books (Pissarro, Sisley and Morisot) tagged for master copies. I keep my palettes and brushes clean and ready to go at all times, whether I'm painting outside or inside. Having a plan and being prepared is the key to getting more paintings done. #thoughtsfromthemeadow  #pleinair  #pleinairpainting  #plein_air_life  #allweatherpleinair  #art  #oilpainting  #camillepissarro  #alfredsisley  #berthemorisot  #impressionism  #landscapepainting 
Here's a recent fun find. It's a vintage plastic first aid box and it's the perfect size to hold my oil paint tubes. I'm all for repurposing instead of adding more ugly plastics to our beautiful earth. It matches my @frostriverphotos rucksack and small zipper bags and keeps my tubes of paint from getting holes poked in them. #goodjunk #vintage #recyclereuserepurpose #oilpainting #artsupplies #pleinair #plein_air_life #paintoutside
By request,  little video from yesterday's painting session.
By request, little video from yesterday's painting session.
My first time painting a body of water in oils because we've been in such a drought for so long. I have no idea if I painted this the way others would and I  wrote down so many questions in my sketchbook. Then I said just go for it man, ain't nobody here to show you how to do it. Three hours in the meadow because I get distracted easily, biting flies and two ticks later I walked out of there taller than the trees. Plein air season is the best. 5x 7, oil on panel. #pleinairpainting #pleinair #plein_air_life #oilpainting #landscapes #landscapepainting #edgeprogear #allweatherpleinair
My first time painting a body of water in oils because we've been in such a drought for so long. I have no idea if I painted this the way others would and I wrote down so many questions in my sketchbook. Then I said just go for it man, ain't nobody here to show you how to do it. Three hours in the meadow because I get distracted easily, biting flies and two ticks later I walked out of there taller than the trees. Plein air season is the best. 5x 7, oil on panel. #pleinairpainting  #pleinair  #plein_air_life  #oilpainting  #landscapes  #landscapepainting  #edgeprogear  #allweatherpleinair 
With a recent cold snap I plucked some droopy buds before a storm passed through, thinking they would not have a chance at blooming. A few days later I was surprised with the prettiest bouquet of narcissus. These flowers are in a patch by the barn that gets neglected and overgrown due to rattlesnake sightings. But every year they are the first to bloom in the Spring. There is something comforting about the familiar and reliable that draws you back to it time after time. That brings me to a passage I just read in Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting.  You can swipe to read it. "....if you work every day, using the materials nearest at hand, you will gradually discover such beauty in them that they will fill you with happiness. ". Exactly why I return to my meadows and paint close to home. #thoughtsfromthemeadow #closetohome #landscapepainting #johncarlson #narcissus #100meadowsproject
With a recent cold snap I plucked some droopy buds before a storm passed through, thinking they would not have a chance at blooming. A few days later I was surprised with the prettiest bouquet of narcissus. These flowers are in a patch by the barn that gets neglected and overgrown due to rattlesnake sightings. But every year they are the first to bloom in the Spring. There is something comforting about the familiar and reliable that draws you back to it time after time. That brings me to a passage I just read in Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting. You can swipe to read it. "....if you work every day, using the materials nearest at hand, you will gradually discover such beauty in them that they will fill you with happiness. ". Exactly why I return to my meadows and paint close to home. #thoughtsfromthemeadow  #closetohome  #landscapepainting  #johncarlson  #narcissus  #100meadowsproject 
Today was all about trying to not overblend my brushstrokes. I loved painting these evergreens and it makes me want to tackle some Colorado pines this Summer. See my story highlight ^^ for more. #oilpainting #practiceisart #edgeprogear #rosemarybrushes #landscape #kansas
Today's study was concentrated on keeping the values low but still trying to capture some subtle color changes and depth. Learning the importance of gray and neutral color mixes.  5 x 7, oil on panel. #oilpainting #landscape #rosemarybrushes #flinthills
Today's study was concentrated on keeping the values low but still trying to capture some subtle color changes and depth. Learning the importance of gray and neutral color mixes. 5 x 7, oil on panel. #oilpainting  #landscape  #rosemarybrushes  #flinthills 
On the easel today. A country road in the Flint Hills. #edgeprogear #oilpainting #landscapes #michaelharding
I've always done preliminary pencil sketches before I begin a painting. I use them as a warm up exercises and to establish an overall scene with shapes and values. Now I'm adding another element to my painting experience in the form of simple shape and value sketches done with three gray markers. I'm finding that establishing the overall shapes and just 3-4 values really helps when I start the basic underpainting of a landscape oil sketch. Then I keep the sketches nearby as references and reminders to stick with my original plan.  My favorite markers are from Copic ( I may be biased because I used to design for them in my card making days). The original Copic markers have a broad tip and a fine tip that allow a basic outline sketch to be filled in with broad strokes of color. They are a bit more expensive than some other marker brands but the nibs are replaceable and you can purchase ink refills for each color. So one marker should last a lifetime. #oilpainting #copic #valuesketch #landscapes #pleinair
I've always done preliminary pencil sketches before I begin a painting. I use them as a warm up exercises and to establish an overall scene with shapes and values. Now I'm adding another element to my painting experience in the form of simple shape and value sketches done with three gray markers. I'm finding that establishing the overall shapes and just 3-4 values really helps when I start the basic underpainting of a landscape oil sketch. Then I keep the sketches nearby as references and reminders to stick with my original plan. My favorite markers are from Copic ( I may be biased because I used to design for them in my card making days). The original Copic markers have a broad tip and a fine tip that allow a basic outline sketch to be filled in with broad strokes of color. They are a bit more expensive than some other marker brands but the nibs are replaceable and you can purchase ink refills for each color. So one marker should last a lifetime. #oilpainting  #copic  #valuesketch  #landscapes  #pleinair 
Nature and art blend together the best of both worlds when you paint plein air. Who's ready? #johnmuir #pleinair #art #nature
Winter, you've had your season, now please move along so that Spring can do its thing. With temps in the teens and snow predicted, I'm thinking a nice warm fire is coming up. Who wants to gather some wood? And cover my rhubarb plants with straw? Oh and I got that old green stove pipe flue today at the vintage market and thought it would be appropriate to place on the mantel.  #winter or #spring #fireplace #portableworksofart #goodjunk
Winter, you've had your season, now please move along so that Spring can do its thing. With temps in the teens and snow predicted, I'm thinking a nice warm fire is coming up. Who wants to gather some wood? And cover my rhubarb plants with straw? Oh and I got that old green stove pipe flue today at the vintage market and thought it would be appropriate to place on the mantel. #winter  or #spring  #fireplace  #portableworksofart  #goodjunk