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Category: plein air painting

Plein air painting.

Ok, night two I painted in front of the CVS near my home. A slight change of palette, I added a lemon yellow, sap green, and burnt umber. That gives me seven colors! Cadmium red deep Windsor blue Cadmium yellow deep Titanium white Lemon yellow Sap green Burnt umber. The extra colors worked out great, I have a lot(!) more work to do and will not put off working on my palette anymore. Try new things. I am thinking about picking a subject less lit, all the street lights are muting the over all ‘nighttime’ feel. As you can imagine I’m …

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Why am I doing plein (open) air paintings.

I just started a new initiative to paint plein air every night, as long as it doesn’t get below 50. Below are the three reasons I have started. A quote on Banksy’s website by Paul Cézanne made me think. On the website it’s quoted as;  “All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside.” A full(er) quote from Paul Cézanne:”But you know all pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside. When out-of-door scenes are represented, the contrasts between the figures and the ground is astounding and the …

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plein air painting

Day one Night one, it was cold and fun to be out side painting again. A police officer in a cruiser stopped bye, “just to take a look”, he was very nice. I didn’t stray far, I was on foot with my bag and  board. I will be doing this as long as the weather stays above 50.