The thoughts and works of a caffeine addicted artist!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Plein Air Painting
This morning I got together an acrylic plein air kit in a small bag, grabbed a primed canvas and a travel easel and packed my car to go painting. Being my first plein air trip out this year and about my 4th plein air trip with acrylics ever...I decided I shouldn't go far in case I had forgotten something, so I drove to Benwick and set up in the old graveyard there by the river. I took a limited palette and just one square brush. I left the house at 11.30 am and was back in it with numb hands and a full bladder by 1.30pm!
This is the result of my wonderful 90 minutes, under a tree, painting the world away. Lots I'd change about both my kit and how I approach the painting next time, lots to learn, but I finally got out with my easel, it's a start!