Thursday, July 2, 2015

Plein air painting experience

My plein air painting experience was invaluable and I wanted to share it with you. Fresh air, vivid colors, real objects. I've learned and continue learning so much from painting on location. Lesson #1: always use sunscreen! I got burned very quickly. Lesson #2: light and shadows are moving fast so I need to speed up my painting process to capture the moment. Lesson #3: learn colors to mix the right ones quickly to paint faster. Lesson #4: use viewfinder to easier determine composition and crop the image. Lesson #5: make a plein-air-list of things to bring like paper towels, water, extra canvas, bags, etc. I'm sure there will be many more lessons as I continue painting outdoors.

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