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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