Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Today, I spent a delightful morning in our historic downtown. Every Saturday, we have a Farmers Market on our courthouse square and I make it a point to complete at least one en plein aire painting. There are usually about 15 to 20 vendors that set up to sell locally grown produce. This vendor's tent with the red, white & blue caught my fancy. I noticed while I was painting that I wasn't the only one drawn to the colorful tent....he had a lot of "browsers". So, did I, actually; it's fun when people sort of "creep" up to peek at my work! I always stop painting and engage them in a little conversation....
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Title: Shed, Wood's Farm - 8" x 10" Plein Aire
This painting is a simple exercise in control; using only 3 primary colors, plus Burnt Sienna and limiting each color/wash application to no more than 3 strokes. The objective was to produce an image with spontaneous, transparent passages. I think I cheated on the strokes at least a dozen times, but I still ended up with a very nice miniature.