August 9, 2013

Outdoor…. En Plein Air


This is what my last morning on vacation looked like.  Gorgeous and not too hot…yet.


So….I grabbed my chair and supplies and thought I’d try some En Plein Air.

I have got SO much to learn about this.  I should call it plain air.


After about an hour, it was getting plenty hot.  I had only gotten this far.

What I hear from people who do this type of drawing is…it’s ok to take the picture only so far, that we don’t have to FINISH the piece in the same setting.

Since I no longer had my visual reference I just made things up as I went along.  I had wanted to do really bright colorful boats and houses…hence the pink sailboat. 

Does anyone else do this type of painting?  Do you have any plein air suggestions?  Sites?


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful painting! I wish I had been on vacation with you. I would love to be able to paint an ocean scene like that. Thanks for sharing.

diseño web cali said...

It's fantastic!

Eden said...

Thanks Boo and Diseno :D

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