Friday, June 19, 2009

The Garden Path

Last Monday I finally got to Plein Air paint. A group of us went to Kingwood Center. I chose the spot because of the dark trees beyond and the sharp contrast of the sun on plants and flowers at the back. I liked the composition of the path meandering to the point of interest. I began by blocking in the darks with my favorite violet as an underpainting. Then I mostly paint from top to bottom. I think I spent 2-2 1/2 hours on this. The only addition I made at home was add a longer sunspot in the lower left and my name. The only thing I would do different is to make more contrast in the light areas. I know what I want but have trouble achieving it.

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