Mid-Winter finished. It was nice to paint a landscape, but I have decided that it can’t be in place of the 6×6 daily painting. Lesson learned
study for a larger painting I have begun.
Day 3, #31in31HTP
Morning Mist, 9 x 12, clear gessoed canvas paper
Still, 9 x 12, pastel on prepared paper
It has been beautiful here this week and I finally got outside to paint. I have very little experience as a plain air artist. I find it very intimidating. However, I would love to be a confident artist, the kind who goes on a walk and comes back with three paintings, several studies and hundreds of photos. So…I got out there to give it a try.
I enjoyed being outside, met a kayaker and several very friendly dogs. I learned you have to have a dark dark, kinda dark just won’t do. I also learned not to forget hand wipes! The painting leaves much to be desired, but the experience was positive. I will still have to talk myself into it, but I will go again.
When I got home I painted the scene from memory (almost completely) and reference photos I took while onsite. I am in love with this painting!
I honestly have no idea how many paintings I have done of the Allegheny river, but it is time to start numbering them!
The photo reference for this painting was a sunny September day later in the afternoon looking NW.
I am not trying to rush the fall, I am still enjoying the heat of summer. I just love this view.