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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Gloria J Zucaro's "Bake"

I will be taking another wonderful workshop next week with nationally known artist and instructor Richard McKinley. This workshop is through The Chicago Pastel Painters and is "en Plein Air" 
En plein air is a French expression which means "in the open air".

I don't do Plein air painting very often, because of having to carry all the necessary supplies and my arthritis.  But this is a huge opportunity for learning and what fun!

Today I am sharing another Taos inspired piece called "Bake". 
It is a 9"x 12"Pastel Painting on sanded La Carte paper. 
I picked the title because of the dessert heat in the summer, the baked earth Adobe buildings and the adobe oven on the far right side in the painting.  

I am linking to Paint Party Friday, so pay them a visit.

Have a wonderful week, I love Fall!  And thanks for stopping by! :>)



28 comments:

  1. Love your painting Gloria, it reminds me of the villages in North Africa, beautiful. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie. I have never been to Africa, so interesting!

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  2. This is a most excellent Plein air work. Love the baked browns...they jump off the paper. Sending Hugs

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  3. this is wonderful - you can almost feel the heat in the sun bleached sky and I love how the people are walking in the shade.

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  4. Oh, this is something, I can feel the heat! Such light you've created!

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  5. Have fun at your class next week! It sounds like a great experience. And I LOVE this week's painting. It fees and looks like Taos-great job!

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    1. Thank you, Erika. I am expecting to learn so much!

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  6. This has a lovely atmosphere and the sky is beautiful... really lovely ...xx

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    1. Thank you Tracey. I love "big sky" country!

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  7. I do feel the heat in this expressive piece, nice work!

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    1. Thanks so much Christine for learning a comment.

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  8. Beautiful! I love Taos and I love the memories this evoked for me. Maybe it is time to go back?

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  9. your pastel paintings are just exquisite Gloria!

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  10. Very beautiful painting. Soft colours make it charming and the atmoshere is so calm.

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  11. Gloria this is magnificent! I can feel the heat. Your colors and values create such depth. Well done my friend.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  12. Wow I didn't think it was possible to feel the heat of a painting but you managed to do it!! This feels like a very hot spot. I was trying to figure out how you captured it... the light, the shadows, the haze all components of this stunning piece capture the heat! I am so impressed!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. What a wonderful painting, Gloria! You have really captured the dry sunbaked land in this.

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  14. Very dreamy! Taos is someplace I'd like to visit.

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  15. Beautiful painting Gloria. Happy PPF

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  16. Such soft wonderful movement in this painting.

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  17. Beautiful plein air art. You have depicted the scenery most authentically.

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  18. Love the hazy-ness of this painting. Beautiful atmosphere.

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  19. That is a gorgeous painting. I am green. . .the art class sounds fantastic, let me know about it. Blessings, Janet PPF

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