November 10, 2009

Plein-Air Painting


I had the opportunity to paint in Plein-Air early September. I chose to work in acrylic on 14 by 17 watercolour paper. I went to my favourite place on Georgian Bay. Woodland Beach is a beautiful place to paint, swim, and enjoy the sunsets. I brought along my easel and paints. It was mid-day when I began to paint. The difficulty I had, apart from the challenges inherent in plein-air, was contending with the 30KM/HR winds knocking my easel over several times and drying my paints in a hurry. I chose impasto technique where the colour was mixed on the canvas as time was constrained. I was happy with the result. I hope to get out and do more in the spring. 

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