I am a landscape and seascape oil painter. I have been painting for over 30 years. Inspired by the beauty of nature that surrounds me. I try to paint daily while life continually gets in the way! Life? What is that? It's what happens when I am not painting! Being a wife and mother, finding the remote, the shoes, signing permission slips. Where is the permission slip? "Mom why is there alizaran crimson on my permission slip?" I paint en plein aire as often as possible, and studio paint when I can't, like at 1:30 in the morning. Often enlarging small plein aire paintings onto a large canvas. I hike all over Mt. Diablo and the surrounding hills gathering field notes for my large paintings in the form of sketches, notes, small oil sketches, and photographs. I have been chased by cows, tangled up in barbed wire, soaked in rain swollen creeks with slippery crossing rocks, and all the while I have to make sure I am back in time to pick up a kid from school! Back in the studio, I get to work on the day's information I have gathered. Recreating it on a large canvas. When I hear, "what's for dinner?" Dinner? What's for dinner? I should know this. My mother always knew this. It should be on the table in about ten minutes from now, and I haven't a clue as to the answer of that question. I am still trying to figure out how I got alizarin crimson on the permission slip!
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All works © 2010 Catherine McClure Lindberg No images may be reproduced without express permission from the artist.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
When I am out I always have my moleskine book with me and a very small travel pan of Cotman watercolors. This is a sketch I did of Lower Yosemite Falls. I sat on a rock at the bottom looking up and throughly enjoying the mist on a hot day. I usually do a very quick 30 minute sketch. It is enough information for me to bring home and do a larger painting if I want to. I also photograph the site and may do pencil sketches as well. I don't always have my plein aire oil paint set up with me but I try to always carry this sketch book and watercolors. All of this information is field work that I do to bring back in to the studio.