Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Just Off The Bow", plein air oil painting

"Just Off The Bow", plein air oil painting, 12 x 9"
oil on board framed in a dark plein air frame, $575.00 FREE S&H
Another one from Carburn Park, late in the afternoon. It takes discipline not to 'chase the light' at this time of day, as the sun/shadow pattern is constantly changing.
Workshop Lesson #9: It is important to vary the direction and size of the brush strokes and to change colour often in order to increase the surface interest in the painting. Working with the same pigments all the time leads to getting to know what mixes with what to get what, which leads to reproducible results.
I haven't had any comments on this series of lessons -please comment and let me know if you want me to continue.

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Cheryl said...

I'm reading the lessons with interest. I'm wondering if you just make a mental note of the lighting or if you do a small sketch? Memory joggers are, I suppose, different for all of us...

I am amazed how many paintings you did that day!

Rosemary said...

Sharon, your paintings are wonderful! It blows me away that you can paint so fast! Am really enjoying the you will keep posting them! You and your work are inspirations to me!

Sharon said...

Hi Cheryl: I don't make small studies any more, but I used to. Now I begin by putting in my darks and my lightest lights in the beginning so that I know where they are and can relate everything else to them. Seems to work for me.