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December 2010

Hello my friends, and welcome to December’s journey of Plein Air 365™,

I know it is almost February, but we have been busy with family matters. I will elaborate more in next month’s letter. I hope that you will still enjoy December’s journey in which I celebrated the end of my second year of daily painting, and what a wonderful way to spend a year, and what a way to end the year with a firework show at Evergreen Lake. It just so happened to be -3 degrees, yes I said -3, but what a way to end two years of alla prima plein air painting.

December was a vivid and varied month. It gave me a chance to paint a variety of scenes. From Christmas lights, snowy riversides, and landscapes from Northern Colorado to Kansas and Oklahoma. I even had a chance to visit a scene that started the whole 365 thing off. I went to do a painting of this old tree, and I was told that a level 4 tornado had hit that area over the past fall, and that the entire area had been decimated and not to expect much. I packed up my easel and headed out to the old tree. As I got closer to the area, it wasn’t hard to miss the destruction. Everything was either broken, blown-over, or completely gone. It was amazing to see the kind of damage that a tornado of that size could do. As I approached the spot of the old tree, I didn’t expect much since an entire marina had been completely blown away. But as I rounded the corner, I looked down the shore line, and what did I see, this old tree still standing out of the mud. I took this as a good sign for my Plein Air 365. The reason I painted this tree in the first place, is it reminds me of me. Me when I am out painting, taking on all of nature and still standing. Me, standing alone surrounded in the vastness of mother nature. And it is because of this that I paint Plein Air and began my 365 journey. This scene for me holds a special place in my heart, I hope you will enjoy it.

There is so much more that I could tell you about each painting but that is for the book. I hope you have a wonderful new year and I will chat with you very soon.
Sincerely,
Ted

May love fill your heart and art fill your life

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Read More . . .
Crimson Path
December 1, 2010
Mountain Oasis
December 2, 2010
Pastural Pleasure
December 3, 2010
Hidden Path
December 4, 2010
Bear Creek Bend
December 5, 2010
Ol' Number 9
December 7, 2010
Black Hawk Weekly Register 1862
December 8, 2010
Christmas Wreath
December 9, 2010
Long Shadows
December 10, 2010
Holiday Tipi
December 11, 2010
Nature's Holiday Bouquet
December 12, 2010
Window Presents
December 13, 2010
Merry Berry Christmas
December 14, 2010
Christmas Line Up
December 16, 2010
Cross Creek
December 17, 2010
Road Side Delight
December 20, 2010
Warm Hills and Cool Brush
December 21, 2010
Winter Sunrise
December 22, 2010
Kansas Prairie Homestead
December 23, 2010
My Ol' Friend
December 24, 2010
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