Thursday, August 4, 2011

Plein Air #5 Aug 2nd 11

My friend and I set up on the kayak launch at Washington Park Arboretum, this was the first day that we actually had blue skies peeking through the clouds!

I am really happy about the way this one turned out, but the best part was selling it to a woman who was kayaking with her friend that day, she came back alone after they had brought their kayaks home and arranged with me to buy the painting as a surprise gift for her friend who was leaving for school on the east coast!

Acrylics on canvas 8x10

Plein Air #4 July 26th 11

Well, this one did not make me very happy, the day was very dark and cloudy and I got caught up in the details, I did take a photo of the scene so I may add a few more shape definitions but I am not going to do much more than that.

I really like the idea of just finishing the painting on site :-)

Acrylic on canvas 8x10

Plein Air #3 July

This is my third attempt, it is a beautiful spot near my house called Bothell Landing. This painting was completed on site in about three hours, I did add brighter colors on the flowers in the foreground when I got home.

I do realize that maybe I am being too detail oriented and not getting that true Plein Air feeling, so I am going to try to loosen up my brushstrokes.

Acrylic on canvas 8x10