Thursday, April 11, 2013

Plein-air Efforts of the Day - Phase 1

Plein-air - Early Spring Colours (phase 1)
30" x 24". Oil on panel. 2013. Copyright.
I've started to introduce larger formats once again into my 'plein-air efforts'
repertoire for a number of reasons, but mainly because when working with a
larger sized panels there is sense of freedom which allows for more 'playtime'
with the paints and still devote enough effort for to smaller areas without feeling
confined and becoming too tight, which tends to happen with smaller pieces.
Blocking in composition, colours and values.
The Sun came out only very briefly this morning while I was traversed
the yard looking for a place to set-up and paint, I was immediately attracted to
the light nestled on the ground in fron and behind the Honey Locust
and to mention the daffodills were looking rather sweet in the Sunshine.
Filling in and refining.
Since I haven't worked on such a large format for plein-air painting
in a long while and since the sunlight was playing peek-a-boo
I've decided to make this plein-air effort a 2 part phase.
Had a little special company today!
So, please stay tuned for Phase 2
of 'Early Spring Colours!'
Cheers, ~ Polly ~

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