Friday, January 17, 2014

Sycamore Cove Plein Air

Oil on Canvas Board
8 x 10

I am NOT happy with this one, but I am trying to post faithfully, the good and the bad, in order to show that never every painting is a winner.

I went down with a group to paint this plein air. I don’t like that the sun moves and the waves won’t hold still. When I started, the rocks were in shadow, but by the time I was done, the rocks were in the light, so I had to “make them up”, which I don’t like doing. Also, it started out misty and overcast, and then the sun came out nice and bright. 

I also don’t like all the extra challenges of schlepping around the equipment, dealing with the wind, etc. I think I am too much of a perfectionist for plein air painting. 

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