Wednesday, May 10, 2017

KC Past the Lake

In the morning, I had painted my largest plein air painting yet from the other side of this lake.  As I ate my lettuce wrap,  sitting in the shade on this hill while another artist painted,  I looked down on this scene with admiration.  What a beautiful view,  and what a pleasant spot in the shade from which to paint.  With four hours left until the quick paint,  there was plenty of time to work on another.  Hauling my smaller easel up the hill,  I started to sketch.  I've been doing a pen and ink drawing before each painting,  to see just how it enhances my work over time.  The colors may be a little bold,  but for now it rests.  I almost never return to a painting once I walk away.  It is the fresh impression of that moment in the sun,  and another day is simply another painting.  Painting number 1582 in 1582 days.

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful work. Your painting is a joy.

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  2. Fantastic painting, as always. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  3. You've cought super beautiful scenery on the painting. Lovely!
    Happy PPF and weekend ❤

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  4. Wow Impressive!! I love the contrast between the gorgeous painting and the real outdoors!! Quite the photo!!
    Well done!!
    Hugs Giggles

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  5. Your painting is beautiful and I love your use of colors, perhaps better than real life.

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  6. Beautiful painted! I love the colors of the lake and the banks.

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  7. I cannot imagine finishing a painting like this in four hours... You're amazing!

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