Monday, June 16, 2014

Plein air at my marina, Pastel, 6 1/2" x 10", Painted on Arches HP with Art Spectrum Colorfix primer

I painted this one plein air a couple of weeks ago. I tweaked it a bit in the studio, adjusting the value of the trees and adding color to the grasses. This is the third time painting this scene, and I am finding it to be a good exercise.  As with the pears, painting a landscape multiple times really allows you to study the scene, enabling you to capture its essence. 

I have by no means figured out this plein air stuff, but I do think I have improved a bit.  I'll keep at it.......

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Packham's Triump pear #14, Pastel, 6" x 6"

Back with another pear, these aren't going away any time soon... I think I will continue with them, sporadically.....  They are a great exercise, keeps me thinking.

This time I wanted to do a green pear.  Green is always a challenge, anything I do here with green can be applied to the landscape.

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