"As a landscape painter, I consider myself blessed beyond words to have
"traveling to places of incredible beauty" be part of my "work". I
have set a goal for myself to try to take at least one trip a year to
someplace I have always wanted to paint. I feel that in order to stay
inspired and have my work stay fresh, I need to do this. I most
recently traveled to the Grand Canyon for ten days, to paint, what I
would soon learn, one of the most difficult landscapes on earth! Forms
and colors changing constantly under a VAST expanse of sky, it proved
to be an exercise in patience and humility for my painting partner,
artist Jeanne Pierce, and me. After ten days of painting in 100 degree
temperatures I felt that my all my artistic skills and fortitude had
really been tested! A trip I would highly recommend to anyone looking
for a challenge and an experience they will never forget!"
Mary posted this originally in the Location group, but as the groups have been closed, I moved it here for further discussion.
Thank you, Mary Buergin