Monday, April 30, 2012
I worked with a very limited set of colors but not quite as limited as he has used (click on the link in my first sentence above to see his article). I am sure I will get it down to the 14 sticks eventually. Here is the palette I used, followed by the photo reference.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I started on a dark navy blue colored mat board which I had coated with acrylic matte medium several weeks ago when I was preparing some lightweight boards for traveling. I like the smooth texture of this surface.
I sat on the porch swing while painting under the cover of the porch. I'd hoped the slight movement of the swing would loosen up my brushstrokes! hahaha
Bill Westerman did our critique and here is a link to his slide show: http://billwesterman.zenfolio.com/p560563366
After I got back home, I used up the paint leftover on the palette by making a little abstract.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
If you would like to experience what I did in Zion National Park, Michael Chesley Johnson is planning another retreat in 2014!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
It was a chilly, drab, damp morning at 50 degrees. A few of the die-hard plein air painters gathered at Dublin, Ohio at Indian Run Falls park. We all worked pretty quickly and decided to quit early when the rain got heavier.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
Today was brisk with frost, but the sun quickly warmed us. I painted two little 5x7s today. I really prefer to work quickly so I don’t noodle with details. I’m happy with my results today. My favorite is the one below, which was actually the second one I painted today: