Monday, April 13, 2009
7"x 5" plein air oil...study, 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...