Thursday, November 20, 2014

Two Finished Plein Aire Paintings

Now that November has arrived and little white flakes are sifting down, it's been time to finish work begun outdoors in the warmer weather.  It was uncanny how often Sandy's and my planned plein aire sessions unfortunately coincided with rainy days this past summer.  But we managed to get out and paint several days.  The two paintings below were done at the end of the season and just finished....

"September on the Ottaquechee"
12" x 16" - oil on canvas

"Swanzey Pond"
16" x 20" - oil on canvas

It always involves some gear switching to get back inside the studio with different approaches to new work in the fall.  It will be interesting to see what develops in the coming days....

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Daily Painter Week Sixteen

Here is the finished version of a painting begun last summer.  It's always gratifying to complete a plein aire painting using reference photos taken on the day....

"Cider Mill Gardens, Windsor"
oil - 11" x 14"

And here are three more Boomer Portraits....

Dave Lachapelle

Erin Brocovich

Bill Gates

Contour drawing is a great way to warm up and build eye-hand co-ordination ....