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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wip and some thoughts on Plein air painting

Hi there, I have been playing around with this painting on and off for a while, there are things I like and things I may change yet. I like the glow on her face, her hair and the background but not at all sure about her dress, hmmm. Any thoughts?

I went out Monday to paint for the first time this year, after doing so I had some thoughts on things I would do different. First I should have toned my canvas and I know this, lol. Burnt sieana works really well for a landscape with the warm tone complimenting all the greens outside. Second I should have done a thumbnail sketch, a little sketch showing the composition you plan to paint. I looked around chose my subject looking through my viewfinder and jumped in. I chose a scene cropping off a couple of buildings and my focal point was a patio with benches and a table and chairs. I don't know about you but I have enough paintings and I don't need another boring painting, lol. So I brought it home and wiped it off so I have nothing to show you. I have no regrets though, the weather was great and I painted with my group and hopefully learned some things to take onto the next one.

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martinealison said...

Un très joli portrait... Beaucoup de douceur dans son regard et j'aime particulièrement la manière que vous avez travaillé ses cheveux...
Gros bisous à vous.

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you Martine! Hugs

Pattie Wall said...

The light on her is fantastic, love the warmth in her sweet gaze. Nice one Barb!

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you very much Pattie. I used a lot of cad red light in this. Have to paint a face here and there you know, lol.