Monday, September 27, 2010


acrylic on masonite
What a joy it is to be outdoors on a beautiful morning in a tranquil setting, painting with eleven other artists-all of us stretched out in various spots along the West Fairview shoreline. It is quite a pleasant sight to see.
My painting, though begun en plein air, was changed significantly when I got back to my studio. After consulting a photograph of the exact section I was painting, I could see that I had awkwardly placed my island and the background buildings on the masonite board. I lowered the buildings, raised the island and added some foliage from the shore.
Our plein air group has described a plein air painting as one that is done mostly on site, with perhaps some finishing touches in studio. This painting, though inspired by the setting, was done mostly in studio from my photograph of the site.

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