Saturday, May 24, 2014

En Plein Air Painting

Since we were going to be at the cabin this Memorial Day weekend I just knew I had to try my hand at 

Day 1 - I got up about 5:30 and had my car loaded and ready to head to the creek by about 6:15, ready to watch the sunrise and paint.  I'm also trying to be more impressionistic in my style and it is quite freeing.

Day 2 (today) - I didn't up as early as Day 1 mainly because I knew there would not be a real sunrise.  I toyed with the thought of not even trying it again but I had The Hubby bring up my regular French easel and more brushes and paints so I had to.  I'm kind of happy with what happened here although I ended up wearing more of the green paint than went on the canvas.  I flipped a fully loaded brush on my clean shirt.  NOTE:  wear painting shirt when painting, not good clothes!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Love Is In The Air

Yesterday before art class I noticed through the bathroom window sitting on the fence in the sprinking rain these sweet doves.  Perfect picture don't you think.  Anyway I hurridly went to find my camera and went snapping away.  I didn't have anything to paint until I saw them.  S.....
class began this way...

I'm trying to be a bit looser and this is what I have so far.  I had to quit as the darn thing was so wet but so far, I like it.

This is a bad photo but then I tried this on a small 5x7.  Love the way it turned out.

Next it was on to this handsome guy.  Decided to stop and head home.  Back to it this weekend I hope.