Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pirates of the Pochade

I have to admit I have been doing more kayaking this summer than painting.

Exploring the streams and lakes can be truly inspirational. These secluded lakes are very rich with natural beauty. They are special secluded places which have endless gorgeous painting spots to discover. And I am just as happy being out there painting or paddling.
Either way it is a great experience.

I upgraded last summer to this 15 foot Charleston Touring Kayak by Dagger, just a great boat that moves like a hot knife through butter. Very stable and nimble, plus you can carry a good load of gear in the dual hatches.  It feels like I’m becoming early frontier explorer or maybe a pirate.

The painting is of Linda in her kayak leading the way on a warm summer afternoon.
9x12 Oil on panel

Explore - Question - Learn - Enjoy Jim

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh, to be out kayaking! Love it, love it! We too have touring kayaks and it is such fun. I am going to try some painting from a kayak this summer, just haven't done it yet. I agree, painting, kayaking, and for me, riding, all get you outdoors enjoying the world. Keep it up! I really enjoy seeing your paintings, well done!