I have a cool new piece of art on my wall, sent in by my new buddy Gary Hartenhoff. Gary does fine oil painting in the open air (plein I believe is what that is called).
The piece is called 17th par three hole of the Utah Canyon Golf Course. It is part of a series Gary is going to be doing of golf courses in American national parks.
Gary must have known my favorite places in the world are the national parks here in Utah, like Arches National Park. Gary’s hole is basically what it would look like if you put a golf hole in a Utah national park. That’s two of my favorite things wrapped up into one cool image.
I like it! Yes, it is called plein air paint. I’ve read about him, and will be buying one soon.