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This offer is for a limited time and this painting is one-of-a-kind, so if you
like this one it may be a good idea to grab it now.
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This morning I taught a
Plein Air Workshop for a group of other artists, and I began the meeting with a
demonstration by painting the 16x10-inch oil painting on canvas shown above.
Part of the demo was
about how to handle the relative colors and values in different areas of the
painting. For example how the colors and values of the nearby trees compared to
the values and hues used in the distant mountains. This is the demonstration
painting I did at the start of the session.
I’m showing a close-up
detail of the painting also, so the values of these areas can be more easily
I’m also showing a
snapshot taken during the workshop, where you can see a few of the other
artists and a part of the scenery we were interpreting in our paintings.
Overhead you will see some very threatening clouds. And it was more than a threat.
Eventually we had rain falling on us, then brilliant sunshine, then more rain,
then chilling winds, and so on. It was an interesting morning to say the least.
BTW – if you’d like this
painting please email me directly; and make me an offer if you wish.
This is not for everybody but kindred spirits (artists) will relate to it. I
was on location and had no more panels to use for painting, but this scene took
my breath away and I simply HAD to record the essence of the moment. I began
with a quick pencil sketch on a simple sheet of 8 ½ x 11 white paper. I
especially wanted to note the flock of birds that took off across the scene as
I was sketching it. Of course I couldn't stop there, so I quickly opened my
paint box, grabbed a palette knife and did a rapid color study of the scene
over a second pencil sketch. The color study measures approximately 5 inches
wide and 3 inches high on the page. This is actually a little jewel and I
believe the right person will treasure it. It's kind of a glimpse behind the
scenes, like looking over my shoulder as I think out loud with pencils and