Saturday, September 17, 2016

My Place Mid day

I've been painting every day outside to improve my plein air work.  I find it exhausting and exhilarating.  When it's going good I'm exhilarated and when it's not I'm exhausted.  The sun was beating down but I had an umbrella.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Old Friends

This Tercel and Nissan Pickup are like old friends and I hate to see them go but you can only keep old rigs in the yard so long.  They were a blast to paint and challenged my drawing skills.....A tree can be fudged a little but not cars. 

Oaks at Community Park

I realized after starting with the panel vertical the characteristics of the oak are better suited for the I wiped it out (always hurts a little) and painted it on the horizontal.  I'm wondering if I should have included figures to show the massiveness of the trees.  Firemen were playing Frisbee in the adjacent field and there were painters under the trees but I couldn't see them clearly so I left them out.