Getting ready to go teach a workshop in Greenville with the Delta Arts Association this week. I love teaching!
When I paint outside en plein air, I start massing in the values any way I can... with any color. I work fast. I've found that the sun does not stay still and wait for me to get it down, so I admit that I start messy and tighten up as I go.
Another thing that I do: I generally put some warmth into green foliage as it helps show the green up - and to me it just looks better.
Here is the start of a recent plein air painting in my backyard:
Final painting: Another Backyard Plein Air 12x16 Oil:
|Another Backyard -Plein Air . Oil ©2013 Dot Courson|
This painting was judged into the Cumberland Society National Juried Exhibition. The judge was artist Peggy Kroll Roberts. Thrilled and blessed that it won an Honorable Mention- the Omega Frames award of $500 !
Here it is hanging at the show at Richland Fine Art in Nashville, TN:
|Backlit Trees, 12x16 Oil, ©2013 Dot Courson|