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Monday, April 18, 2016

Plein Air Convention Report...day two

The days are going by so fast! They are so full of things to do and see that you can't possibly do them all and manage to eat and sleep! I am taking lots of notes and I am excited about the great things I am learning! 
After a full day of seminars and demos Marsha and I got our painting gear together and headed out to catch the late afternoon light. We decided to stay on the hotel grounds because it is so beautiful with lots of things to paint.

While I was waiting for the light to get dramatic I did a few quick studies. I decided to try a thumbnail technique that Jove Wang showed us in his demo .

He did a quick black and white sketch he called a 'Drawing Sketch' and then another small quick sketch with color notes. He used these sketches to remind him of his initial excitement and concept. 
It was a fun process. 


robertsloan2art said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing the lesson. Love today's paintings. I can see why you're staying near the hotel with those views, it's wonderful. Both of these are so elegant.

It's about the opposite here! Green and wet and soggy in Arkansas, it's raining a lot but flowers are blooming and everything's leafing out. Barn cats come up to sit in my lap every time I go outside too.

Linda said...

Lovely paintings.