Monday, April 13, 2009

7"x 5" plein air, Spring Marsh Grasses

Last day of spring break, back to teaching art
tomorrow. Not exactly an inspiring spring day
with its overcast cool breezy weather, but a
small study like this is always possible and one
is without excuse to avoid painting. Just needed
to get out regardless...and I rather enjoyed the
subtle values and color the overcast day provided.

This was what I was seeing sitting on a five gallon pail,
(must be getting lazy)...

Began with a simple toning of the panel, some
indications of some darks...and you can see very easily
imitated is the light reflection in water that allows using
the negative space concept to suggest the reflections of
the marsh reeds....

One thing that really irritates me is when jerks (that
I would probably lump into that REDneck category) have
absolutely no pride in the area they live in, no decency
to pick up after themselves. I tend to bring a garbage
bag along with me to pick up an area I'm painting. Today
I only had my five gallon pail...


Jason Seiler said...

Wow, I really like this one Dad . . . awesome painting!

JMahorney said...

ditto here. I think this is fantastic Larry! Everything is solid of course, but the brushwork is just spontaneous fresh magic. Freakin sweet Man! :)

Ann Buckner said...

I really like this one too, Larry.

Jo Castillo said...

This is just beautiful. I love the dual purpose stool you carried. People have no respect or responsibility.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

good for you picking up the cans ;)
I like these closeups of the marshes and water. Very abstract. Lovely composition and color.

Larry said...

thanks everyone...I like finding the art in what often will be considered the mundane, and especially those subtle alleged gray periods of nature.