|explaining the layout, colors, etc.|
|painting his demo|
Since I am primarily a watercolor painter, I still have a lot-to-learn when it comes to painting in oil.
I've been working in oils off and on for the last few months. It helps of course to have been working out the composition/colors/values, etc for decades in watercolor and other mediums. Half of the skills I need to build is managing the palate, keeping clean colors, learning layering techniques.
As I took this painting off the easel, it fell on my head! You can see the lovely 'brush=work to the left on the rock. You could say I'm wearing my colors - tee hee. I need to figure out how to lighten my plein-air gear. Phew! I feel that this is a good start - I'm going to subscribe to Plein Air magazine and keep going down this road. I'll keep painting in watercolor too - my first love.
Many thanks to Grama Lil for her painting box and encouragement as I grew up and to Sue who gave me brushes that are much higher quality than what I had to work with!
I have a piece in the OPAS 'Parks' Show currently at the Springfield Art Museum - Opening 10/15 AT 5:30~ come to the Open Studio Tour and then over to Springfield for this opening : ).