Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Plein Air Painting on the Yellowstone

Welcome to Yellowstone, 8x10" oil

I was accepted into a plein air paint out, Plein Air Painting on the Yellowstone, August 9-16. Look for me out there next week. I'll post my paintings and photos on my Facebook page. I'll also be showing my work in their exhibit. If you're in the area, please stop by and watch us paint or visit the show. 

Park County, MT.   August 9-16, 2014 Surrounded by four majestic mountain ranges, Park County offers a beautiful natural setting for relaxation and recreation along the legendary Yellowstone River.  The quaint and quiet town of Livingston is steeped in the history of Lewis & Clark, Calamity Jane and Yellowstone National Park. Visual artists, writers and musicians call Park County home.  We invite you to come and experience why so many are drawn to this inspiring area.  Artists will be painting from Wilsall to Cooke City and Springdale to the western border of Park County, Montana. Fun activities will be planned throughout the week ending with the Wet Paintings Exhibit. For more info, visit livingstoncenter.org

As featured on LivingstonCenter.org:

S’ZANNE REYNOLDS  founded her painting and photography company, Studio Zanne, in Austin, TX. She spends much of her time as a resident artist in various towns, traveling across America and abroad on her “plein air” explorations of the great outdoors. A member of the American Impressionist Society, Reynolds’ artwork enjoys a growing global audience and is collected throughout the US, as well as Europe.
After a 15 year career in the advertising and publishing industries with companies like SicolaMartin, GSD&M and Harcourt, Reynolds returned to fine art with a bold vision of her surroundings, expressed in strong images, brilliant color and a style uniquely her own. Described as seemingly effortless, her work explores a spontaneous approach to the impressionistic landscape and provocative portrait, capturing a mood or expression with a clarity and candor of brushstrokes.
Reynolds studied under contemporary masters including Ann Templeton, Huihan Liu, Peggy Kroll-Roberts and Nancy Bush. Early influences on her career include Wolf Kahn, Paul Gauguin and the Blue Rider German expressionists. After post-graduate fine art studies in France, her European explorations included painting in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, England and the Netherlands.
Reynolds earned a BA in Fine Art in Illinois and a BFA in Graphic Design in Texas. She has served as faculty at the Contemporary Austin Art School, formerly Austin Museum of Art’s Laguna Gloria Art School, and offers workshops in her local and visited communities. Reynolds is currently venturing out on painting and photography tours across the US in her travel trailer while engaging in the art scenes around the country.

West Yellowstone Gallery Sales

Montana Majestic, 6x8" oil

I'm excited to announce that my West Yellowstone gallery, The Nymph's Emporium, sold this plein air piece for me the first of August....to a nice Utah couple from who wanted a souvenir of the Yellowstone area.

My art (top right three) at The Nymph's Emporium, Fine Art and Western Wear

My artwork, far left, at the Nymph's Emporium

Plein Air Sales in West Yellowstone

These three paintings went to a great new home in July, to the owners of the KOA. The art work depict their property here in West Yellowstone; they show my favorite hillsides to revel in nature, to feel wild and alive! 

Hillside Happiness, 8x16" oil

Wildflower Frenzy, 12x10" oil

The Old School House, 6x8" oil