Jenny Lake Plein Air – Septmber 28, 2009

“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

Lucille Ball

Jenny Lake Plein Air

4″ x 6″ Watercolor on

Indian Village Handmade Paper

What a beautiful place! I walked in to this spot and climbed on a rock and began my first plein air painting…. ever! I usually paint from photos, so this was an amazing experience.

I left Idaho on Friday morning and spent the day in The Grand Teton National Park and in Jackson Hole. I saw some incredible art in Jackson!

Saturday, I did a little more painting, then headed to the airport for my noon flight. I walked in the door to my house after midnight! What a day! It’s good to be home to my honey! This is a page from my 5″ x 8″ travel journal, that I did on the flight to Minneapolis.

About Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball, the beloved redheaded comedian, was born in 1911 in New York. She enrolled in drama school — where she was told she had no acting talent, so she became a model. That career led to her discovery by Hollywood. Ball and her bandleader husband, Desi Arnaz, pitched a sitcom to CBS, which refused it, but they went on the road with it as a vaudeville act. The act — about a ditzy housewife and her bandleader husband — was a success, as was the ensuing TV show, I Love Lucy. The show made TV history when Lucy’s sitcom character was pregnant on the air. She died in 1989.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Sep 28, 2009 @ 09:14:09

    This is absolutely beautiful, Beth. Pleine Aire agrees with you! You remained true to your use of bright color and I love that greenish valley between the mountains. Was this done with your new Yarka paint set?


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