Plein Air Painting Trip Part 2

Pronghorn antelope at a cattle salt lick, NV.

Pronghorn antelope at a cattle salt lick, NV.

The next stop was Wild Horse Crossing campgrounds in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, still in Nevada. Again rain stopped my painting so I turned to my sketch book while hunched under my umbrella. But the winds and hail drove us into the cab of the truck. We left in the morning, taking a Forest Service road through some wild lands and got to see pronghorn and wild horses.

Allen photographing an antelope

Allen photographing an antelope

Threatening skies kept us going to our next stop in Oregon at the Malheur National Forest.

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Plein Air Painting Trip Part 1

Snake Range with a storm rolling in.

Snake Range with a storm rolling in.

Allen & I have started our camping trip by staying the first night at the Great Basin National Park in Nevada. It was a beautiful location. Lower in elevation the weather was warm and at the higher elevations, it was cool. The weather was a bit fickle as it rained every afternoon and evening. I got rained on several times.

Wheeler Peak, NV in the Great Basin National Park with my easel and painting

Wheeler Peak, NV in the Great Basin National Park with my easel and painting

Plein Air Wheeler Peak, NV

Plein Air Wheeler Peak, NV

One time we had to pack up the painting gear in a big hurry when a dangerous lightening storm blew in extremely fast while we were at the Nevada Land Trust Ranch exhibit. There was a shelter to paint underneath, but it was all metal with a metal roof. We high tailed it out of there fast!

Painting the Snake Range, Nevada.

Painting the Snake Range, Nevada.

Tova, holding down the shelter's floor.

Tova, holding down the shelter’s floor.

Thanks to the Nevada Land Trust for that great exhibit and the awesome shelter!

Thanks to the Nevada Land Trust for that great exhibit and the awesome shelter!

Under a shade near the Great Basin National Park