Saturday, September 15, 2007
Saturday's Plein Air - West Pasture Acrylic
5 1/2" x 9" on 300# cold press watercolor paper. Today I had Ultramarine blue which helped with the sky color and in mixing greens. Painting outside has so much to offer as it is teaching me about greens. The light changes so quickly the goal becomes to mix and lay in the strokes. Before painting, I try to paint in my mind where the dark values are and how the lights lay across the land and on the trees. As you can see, I have a lot to learn. If tomorrow is another nice day, then I'm going to try oils to see if they work more the way I want.