Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Plein Air Painting

Florida Landscape
12" x12"  acrylic on canvas
I spent Tuesday morning plein air painting with my friend Elisabeth. We had received permission to paint on a beautiful property with lots of interesting views. I started with a quick value sketch, then jumped into the painting using a palette restricted to blues, greens and yellows (did I say that I am in Florida right now?) After an hour things had progressed well. Then I began to try and fix a few things and that led to more fixing and I realized I had lost what I had liked. Back in the studio I decided to play with everything - colour, composition, and reality - and this is the result. I think it's mostly done. What do you think?

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