Into the Woods

Today was the first day in 2017 that I was able to paint en plain air.  My wife and I took the kids and dogs to Hocking Hills.  I sat up along one of the creeks to paint while they hiked through the woods.  I really enjoyed being out in nature, listening to the water run and all the sounds of the woods.  There was a ton of people out today hiking. I would bet money that there were at least 5,000 people all along the trails. I found myself as the subject of many people's photographs. In my second photo, if you look at the top in the shadows you can see a mass of people on the trail.

At first my anxiety was pretty high with all the people, they seemed to be everywhere. I decided to get my feet wet and cross over to the other side of the creek where people would not be walking up on me. Once I was immersed into my painting I was no longer bothered. Art is Therapy... Post-Traumatic Expression.

 

Painting along the creek.

Painting along the creek.

Hocking Hills, some of the horde...

Hocking Hills, some of the horde...

Kolbjörn painting out doors at Hocking Hills.

Kolbjörn painting out doors at Hocking Hills.