Saturday, January 19, 2008

Foothill Ranch 6" x 8" oil

I was very happy to get out and do some plein air painting today. It was chilly out on the side of the road. It is always challenging to paint outside. There is a lot to reduce to a small canvas. I felt very clumsy with my brush work and unsure of quiet a few key elements. Thank goodness for Tom Brown who always seems to know the next brush stroke and how it will look. We were together as a group after a long break with the holidays. I enjoy painting with others as we all have very different ways of seeing color and light and shadow and so on. I always learn something from those around me.
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