Plein Air II

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Acrylic on gessoed hardboard, 6 x 6 in

My second attempt! On this occasion our family went to a local park and the other members played disc golf while I painted, from a picnic table.

I was experimenting with using a palette or painting knife. It was fun and rather freeing! It brings different expectations.  I also really enjoyed scraping out with the knife.

At first I tried to capture the sun setting behind the trees, casting lovely shadows and golden patterns on the grass. Then I tried to paint the sunset before it disappeared. It really seemed to be moving fast!

I like the sky painting better. It seems almost abstract and yet I know what it is.

(I should not have left the date setting on on my camera! I know now to remember to remove it for paintings.)

 

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One thought on “Plein Air II

  1. I really like these Mary, especially the trees one. I think your scraping works well on the bark of the trunks, and I like the yellow in the grass and trees, which I think makes it lively. I like the pink in the sky painting as well. I have been putting a laendar pink in my trees and it works well (I think).

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