Buena Vista Morning with Eldon Warren
On June 28th I drove up to Buena Vista to strike 'Different Strokes' plein air show at the Arkansas Valley Art Center. The payoff for the day was a chance to paint with Eldon Warren, who was one of the other 2 painters featured in the show. We met at 9am and got right to it. The day was really beautiful and it didn't take long to find views along the Arkansas River, which was running very high, punctuated by rafters who came screaming down the river at regular intervals. Above, you can see Eldon's view clearly behind him. His painting features a high horizon and a quick indication of the bike rider that flew by. The road in the foreground really sets up the view; I never saw anyone who could do so much with a road.