Camping Trip


Bear Lake Campground

I have been away from my studio for the past two weeks enjoying the Rocky Mountains, traveling through New Mexico, Texas and finally down to Covington, LA where my husband and I spent some time visiting our son. Now after a lot of gas miles, hundreds of photos of fantastic scenery, I'm happy to be back in Wisconsin and looking forward to getting back to my studio.

Nature Study

"Nature Study"
oil on gessoed panel  6x6
© 2011 Carol Horzempa

Ann Feldman posted a Fall Challenge on Daily Paintworks last week challenging artist to paint something pertaining to nature with a fall theme and using bright colors.

In this challenge I painted on a gessoed panel with a bright orange undertone and used Manganese Blue Hue for the background. Ann suggest turquoise for one of the colors so this is the brightest blue I could find in my studio. I hardly ever use this blue, made by Winsor &  Newton but with this challenge I discovered a wonderful intense blue and plan to use it more often. 

I really love this time of year! My studio is getting cluttered with acorns, leaves and other fall gatherings. Unfortunately this season goes way too quickly.