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It’s fall time in Provo, and it couldn’t be more beautiful! October has gotta be the best month of the year here. The weather is gorgeous, the trees are gorgeous, it’s all just gorgeous! And what better way to enjoy the outdoors than plein air painting? It’s been a long time. I went up Provo Canyon just a little ways yesterday and painted alongside the fishermen by Vivian Park. I can’t say I fully captured the beauty up there right now, but hopefully you get the gist. Now I remember why my plein air painting class at BYU was my favorite. If there are other art projects that require you to be outside, I’d like to know because it’s the most peaceful and therapeutic combination.

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So this is how it works: Every Friday we take a class field trip to some wild new location. We bring all our painting materials (I go with oil paints) and a chair and water and lunch and the white kids bring sunscreen, then we set up and paint! It’s pretty marvelous. Being outside painting has to be one of the most fun and peaceful things ever to do, and I really look forward to the rest of this semester! Here are some of my very first landscape paintings I’ve done in the field EVER.

ps – These are still really mediocre

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