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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

MOUNTAIN VIEWS


In July I'm going to do plein air painting in Yosemite. 
Closer to the North entrance are the most breath taking views.





It's often more challenging to paint because 
the weather is too cold or too hot high up in the mountains (8-9000feet), 
so I'm only lasting a short time. 







Or the mosquitoes are having a feast, no matter how much 
of the deadliest (meaning also unhealthy!) mosquito spray I have on. 
The longest I've been able to sit out here on this side 
of the lake to paint was 20 minutes! 
No pain, no gain, they say...I feel it, ouch!



~*~

23 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful! Love the reflection of the mountain in the water.

Photo Cache said...

very nice. i haven't been to yosemite this year yet.

My WW is here

SquirrelQueen said...

The reflection on the water is stunning.

Nora said...

Ask the Avon lady for the good smelling body cream that repels mosquitoes. It works! Just can't think of the name after all these years.

crochet lady said...

The view sure is pretty though :)

Jane said...

What beautiful scenery - worth a few mosquito bites I think, much as I hate those little creatures! I hope you enjoy your painting.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Yosemite is so beautiful and deserving of your talent!!! We went there in May one year -- it was beautiful, so many waterfalls that early...but mosquitoes -yeah, I feel your pain! (I never know whether the spray or the bite is yukkier...or more dangerous).

jeannette said...

2sweetnsaxy,
Thank you, friend! And I'm enjoying WW very much! Thanks for hosting each week:)

Photo Cache,
The first night I tried and tried again to leave a comment at your blog, but Blogger didn't let me - sorry! Will try again today!

Squirrel Queen,
Yes, isn't it gorgeous?

Irene,
didn't know Avon had anti-mosquito spray!

Jen,
Oh it is really R & R, because the view in front of us is a river, and in the distance we look at a waterfall!

Jane,
I'll enjoy it in a few weeks, so my mind is gearing up for it by writing this post:)

Sallie,
Yes, it's a dilemma, but not enough to stay away from plein air painting:)

Nora said...

Hi Jeannette, it's a body cream that smells very good that turns out to be a mosquito repellent. People found out about it by accident. Give it a try.

Modern Mom said...

Lovely photos!

My entry.

Liz said...

Great shots. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Kim, USA said...

That's why I can't wait to see the painting. For it's in that painting that the mosquitoes feasted on you hehe! For sure it's worth it! ^_^

SWF

jeannette said...

Irene,
Who would have ever thought a NICE smell would repel! Away with the DDT!

Modern mom,
Thank you, and also for visiting my blog:)

Liz,
Thank you and also for visiting!

Kim,
I guess you like BLOOD! Have a great weekend:)

Mio said...

Beautiful shots!
Have a great weekend!

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

Hello


I don´t know that area but it´s very beautiful
In Denmark, we have an area like that...and many artists visit there...
THanks for you´d stop by my blog and left a comment
nice day

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

Sometimes, the outdoors in summer is over-rated! Still, it is worth the effort.

Reader Wil said...

Mooie reflectie in het water, Jeannette! De schildersezel is een success, hè?!

JO said...

love the reflection..

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

jeannette said...

Mio,
Thank you, and I love your blog -very dreamy photos!


Grace Ollson,
Did not realize you lived in Denmark! How is that area where all the artist come, called?

Violetsky,
When the weather is great on most days, one gets very spoiled (!) and expects everything else has to be "good" too:)

Reader Wil,
Hartelijk dank! Het is the meest comfortabele ezel (praktish, met veel ruimte) die ik ooit gehad heb!

Jo,
thank you! Your profile pic (avatar?) is so cute! Thanks for the visit!

Arija said...

Love the reflection. Painting out-doors is not always a great joy.

James said...

That's a place that I've wanted to see for a long time. The reflection makes me want to go even more. I bet you'll paint wonderful pictures even if you get eaten alive. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love Yosemite! How fortunate you are to be able to go there and paint. I loved your art blog..you are very talented!

jeannette said...

Arija,
With plein air painting there's the push to "have to finish it!"

James,
Looking at how you enjoy photography, you'll go crazy in Yosemite -not enough hours in a day! I'm famous for "Stop the car!"

Pat,
You have been at many places in the US - the next item on my list is Yellow Stone Park!
Thank you for perusing my art blog!-I don't know if it is as much talent, as it is persistence:)and practice:)