|Plein air sketch of kayaker|
Sometimes I'm not sure whether or not to show certain works on my blog. They are not intended as definte works but as studies through which I try to progress and improve. I started this blog with this purpose in mind.
|plein air value sketch|
I did two plein air studies by the river this week. The first being a value study because I wanted to try and elimanate all the colors and see if I can work on getting a nice midtone in my paintings. The second sketch, has the same vantage point, with color. I wish I hadn't included the kayaker, I need to simplify when I'm out there. I feel there are a thousand things I should include: the beautiful light, the glistening colors on the water, the dreamy foliage...it all only leads to mental overload. Something to keep in mind.
Another note, I have a nice tip that was passed on from reading Julie Ford Oliver's blog. I have word verification in my comments installed. I know how time consuming it is and I appreciate even more anyone that takes the time to leave a comment. She has discovered that the illegible number is not necessary to type in, only the letters. I have tried it on other blogs and she is right! Thanks Julie!
|I made a new friend, maybe next time I can get him to pose for a portrait.|