Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday Plein Air!! First Outing of 2015

Finally, it was nice enough to paint outside!! The group met at Blendon Woods metro park. Even though it was a chilly 44 degrees when we started, we had a nice size group. I wore my 'winter' painting coat and three pairs of stretchy gloves. So many gloves that is was hard to open the tubes of paint and hold a paint brush! Soon enough though, the sun came over the trees and I warmed up enough to slowly peel back a couple pairs.

Again, I'd decided to paint pine trees! Are you surprised? With the sparse spring growth, the pines were the main color in the scenes. The day was very clear and we had really lovely skies along with the pinkish warm bark of the trees that were just beginning to spring into life, along with the new spring green grass and straw colored weeds.

I worked on a masonite board coated with gesso. I am having good luck on this surface. I'm happy with my finished painting, although I need to take a much better photo. Below are process shots:


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Love your shots of your process. I can't believe you could do anything in three pair of gloves, lol, but, the proof is in the painting, right.

Nancy L. Vance said...

Hi Nancy! These were those little cheap stretchy one size fits all gloves. The bottom layer was the type to have the finger tips cut out. It didn't take long for me to remove the top layer!