Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Plein Air Painting

Painting on location poses many challenges.  Wednesdays here in Boothbay, the Plein Air Painters of Maine paint together.  This morning I reported for painting at about 8:30.  My scene was really devoid of anything to excite me, but luckily, yesterday I saw  a canoeist  who was coming in from a paddling adventure, and I determined he might come in handy for a future painting.

Sometimes, you have to draw upon memory to incorporate elements that aren't present when you actually begin to paint.  This requires either a good sketch or a good memory.  This was the case this morning.

Keep your eyes and your memories open so that when needed, you can draw upon those images  to include in your paintings.

No comments:

Post a Comment