Monday, January 23, 2012

Plein Air Oil Painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

 "Sun Spots", 12 x 12" plein air oil on board

This was one of the last plein air paintings while the leaves were still on the trees. The day was overcast but every once and awhile, the sun would peak out and illuminate an area, and boy did that ever grab my attention. So I thought I would give it a whirl and see if I could recreate what it felt like. Tricky as I had to remember a lot of information on what happened to the colour with the sunlight hitting it, and how much degree of value change occured. Challenging, but very fun!


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Anonymous said...

Very eye-catching, Sharon! And beautifully accomplished. Wish I could read light like that.

Sharon Lynn Williams said...

Thank you Leslie -I didn't know if I could do it either! Just goes to show you that you can't if you don't try...

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