Thursday, August 12, 2010
New plein-air on a cloudy morning.
I went out yesterday morning early with an oil painter friend . He loves to paint en plein-air and does a wonderful job---I am lucky to be able to go along. He wanted to go to a high mt. lake off the Monitor pass hee in our area, so off we went. Both of us were disappointed today,, tho, as it was a cloudy morning and no bright sun light to cast any wonderful shadows. Big clouds all thru the sky and us right under them. We walked around the area, its a nice place---lots of possible paintings. Have to admit tho, the flat light causes close values, and a lack of interest ---we choose to give it a try anyhow. I feel it was worth the experience, although I had planned for a sunny day as they mostly are this time of year!! I had a 9 x 12 sheet of canson on my board in a med. Pink color. I like that sometimes. I drew my planned comp-onto the paper with Nupastel #244 which is a purple, and washed it with alcohol. When dry, I finnshied the painting with the colors of the day I was seeing. Not to excited about the comp----but the method worked well. I am glad I went and can't wait for the next adventure!