Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Beyond The Fence", plein air oil painting

"Beyond The Fence", plein air oil painting, 6 x 8"
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Day three of the workshop was a plein air day -good thing as the weather deteriorated considerably after that. With the plein air I was back in comfortable territory again, but Carol made some great suggestions to simplify my composition. I like how this one turned out.
Lesson #3: Sometimes it is better to wipe off areas that aren't working, maybe even the whole thing if the composition isn't good, rather than trying to pile on more paint and making mud. A big surprise is that what is left after the wipe sometimes is exactly what you want and is way better than any passage you could have painted -especially if you are trying to get luminosity.
Enjoy!

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