|On the easel April 22, 2017|
1. 10 x 8 inch oil painting that I started months ago. You can see the reference photo in color peeking out from behind it. The reference photo was taken in January on a frosty sunny morning. I've painted several pastels from the series but only one other oil. I look forward to getting back to this one.
2. 7 x 5 inch pastel painting (with color bar attached). Yesterday the Plein Air Washington Artists Critique Group (PAWA Black Diamond group) met at my Studio and I asked for opinions on several paintings. On one painting I made corrections in pastel as they made suggestions. The painting was improved but the color combination still made me cringe so I wiped it off and began again with a color-wheel in hand.
|This is the ghost after wipe-off of the previous image.|
|High-Key Spring, pastel, 7x5 inches|
4. The reference photo for the road painting but this time in gray tones to study value. The X drawn on it is a guide that helps me transfer the scene to my painting surface (which also had an X on it).
5. Two new tubes of Daniel Smith oil paint in colors I've never used: Transparent Brown Oxide and Chromium Green Oxide.
Happy Weekend to you.