Friday, July 7, 2017

Hay Bales in the Field

I plan my plein air locations around my schedule each day, and today I had to drop off a painting at the Rice Gallery.  I took advantage of this and stopped by my favorite local hay bale field in Overland Park. The bales were still out, so I set up for a small painting according to my available time. I forgot my favorite sketch journal, and only had a pen I do not like (le pen), so I skipped the drawing and got right in the paint.  It is always when I'm in the field that I remember that I should have topped off my palette!  Yet again, I still need sap green and yellow ochre!  Arghhh!  Another day, another lesson. Maybe I'll do it before the next time I use this pochade box.....! Painting number 1640 in 1640 days.  Wow, the time flies by!

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting. They are busy baling hay along the Rhine here, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. So lovely, you've caught the light so well. Happy PPF :D)

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  3. Wow...so beautiful...the colours and yes, the light, gorgeous...love the brush strokes too....and the photo you have taken is fabulous too...

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  4. A great idea to present your picture.
    It has become beautiful !
    Warm regards

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  5. Amazing movement and colours! I love just diving into a painting and not drawing it first. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I enjoy this painting. I love how you held it up to fill in the field for us with your painting. Exquisite. Blessings, Janet

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