Saturday, April 27, 2013
Was late arriving at the Art/Ag project in Brooks CA but did a few sketches and then started painting. What a glorious day for plein air painting. It couldn't be better for getting outside to paint. So many details become apparent when painting on site as opposed to the studio using sketches and photos. The shadows dazzle you on a sunny day. This painting was done entirely on location and in an hour and half. Sometimes when rushed, you find some new skills or results.
Friday, April 26, 2013
A springtime ritual is putting the boat into the water. This is an overall warm painting and the focal point of boat and figures is framed by the dark wooden fence structure. This creates the darkest dark/lightest light focus. It is a vertical format to give the relative size to the figures.
Monday, April 15, 2013
I spent the afternoon painting the station and feeling wonderful. It was warm and sunny and the location was quiet. Being a Sunday, it meant unlimited parking, so I just took my time and concentrated. This subject never fails to jump start me. I will be ready for the upcoming paint outs and plein air classes that I will be teaching.