Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Day in Walland, Tennessee

 These two paintings were done within hours of each other, one morning, one afternoon.  I am posting them together to show why one shouldn't paint for more than two hours at a time outside.  Light happens whether you are ready for it or not!  You have to paint what is in front of you,  the sun and clouds are constantly moving and before you know it, your scene has changed so much you will be running after it with your paintbrush.   Grab the light, the color and don't worry about details.  You will capture the feeling of being outside in that spot in that moment, and isn't that why you are out there in the first place?


  1. Hey Marie! I met you at the Dogwood Arts Festival Paintout in Farragut in 2013. I am now painting with the Knoxville "Tuesday Painters" and have painted this scene. Love your interpretation! Would love to paint with you sometime.

    1. Great to hear from you Carra! I would love to come back up there and paint that scene again. The mountains do change every second.
      Hope to see you sometime with the Tuesday Painters.