Carlton Landing Plein Air

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Carlton Landing Plein Air – 5.5″ x 6.5″ Watercolor

Saturday, I went to a Memorial Day picnic at Carlton Landing.  They had this big beautiful pavilion there that was made in San Antonio, taken apart, shipped to Oklahoma and re-assembled on site.  There is no metal in it.  It is put together with wooden pegs.  It is really beautiful and huge!  My little plein air painting doesn’t do it justice.  This is just a small corner of it.

They had the most wonderful music being performed, while I painted.  The artist was John Fullbright, an Okema, Oklahoma native.  I really enjoyed the afternoon.

About Friedrich Nietzsche

Controversial German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is best known for his book Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Born in 1844 near Leipzig, he renounced Prussian citizenship in 1869, remaining stateless the rest of his life. In his work, he argued against the concept of an omnipotent deity, believing in a “will to power,” a drive toward creativity that could explain everything from natural phenomena to human behavior. He suffered from insanity, possibly syphilis-induced, for his last ten years. He died in 1900.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    May 31, 2011 @ 10:18:40

    I think you did great, Beth. Plein air takes some real getting used to. Love the reddish yellow hues against the greenery!

    Reply

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