Sharon Bamber Fine Art
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Hear me talk about my 1000-Mile walking and painting expedition on the Plein Air Podcast with Eric Rhoads!
EXCITING NEWS! The Kickstarter campaign for my incredible 1000 mile walking and plein air painting adventure “Every Five Miles: Painting the Way of Saint James” is now LIVE! Please join me in bringing this dream to life.
I go away on a lot of plein air painting trips. I’ve found the gear that I love, but need to pack less clothes! I’m going to have to pack a LOT less for my next trip and there’s an EXTRA SPECIAL REASON WHY – I’ll tell you soon!!!
I love the challenge of trying to capture the movement of the water in my paintings as well as capturing the light.
Jumbo Rocks campground at Joshua Tree National Park in California. An inspiring place. It made me want to paint again and I didn't even have to leave the campsite. Some of my Paintings Life on the Edge, 9 x 12 plein air pastel painting by Sharon...
Terrible news. Our beautiful, beloved dog Lucky had to be put to sleep on the 20th March. He was just over one month shy of his 17th birthday. We are devastated.
Big Bend National Park is big. Really, really BIG! We covered over 200km in one day, just scoping out the painting sites. And we didn’t even go to the state park next door. There’s so much fabulous stuff to paint that you could stay there for years and not paint the same thing twice (unless you wanted to of course).
My painting was really about the colours – the reds of the rocky outcrops against the flush of green from recent rains and the rich blue skies. Stunning. I’ve shown my painting and the photo of the same thing. I think it’s interesting to see what the eye sees but the camera doesn’t. For all you studio artists out there, I hope it shows why you shouldn’t just slavishly copy photographs!
Sometimes it’s interesting, I think, to see what I was painting. You can see all the choices I made while I translated the scene to my board. As artists, it’s these choices that help to say something about a place and convey our emotion. It’s our choices that make our work unique.