"What Could Be", plein air oil, 9 x 12"
This is the first demonstration in my NEW PLEIN AIR DVD!! I have finally been persuaded to film another video, this time on the plein air experience and how I handle it. It has a full demo in oil and one in watercolour, (which I will share with you tomorrow). This was a very interesting experience as I ended up changing the colouration and the composition in the actual scene to be more dramatic and inviting, hence the title. Below you can see the photo that I took when I began painting. The DVD talks about the changes I made and why, while I am making them, and gives you a front seat to some pretty major artistic decisions. A very big 'permission slip' for those of you tentative about venturing out to do some plein air painting of your own!