Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Again...The Importance of the first wash

                                  Hendrick's Head Beach

I painted today with the Plein Air Painters of Maine.  As soon as the first clean washes were done, passers-by began to stop and comment on how much they loved the color.  They didn't say, Where's the texture?  or Where's the detail?  The simplicity of the clean, glowing color was enough to attract their attention.  Later, a couple came by and bought the painting.

Keep it very simple and untextured in the early stages of your painting!

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