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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!


Joan said...

Yeah for your first plein air of the new year!!! Well done! I got out to plein air paint in Mahattan yesterday. It was so nice!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Well done! Full of rhythm and feeling. Soft yummy colours of the Fens. Oh that bladder worked overtime!! Trust you had flasks of hot coffee. You put me to shame with your outdoor enthusiasm.

Sandra Rowney said...

Perfect spring weather now for painting outside...I didn't even have the heater on in my studio yesterday! Later on in the summer it'll be too hot for acrylics. best of luck on windy days, mine always landed 'butter side down' when I was out on the marsh in a wind.

Anita Davies said...

Thanks Joan, just been over to peek at yours too! ;)

LOL...Joannie I need a portable loo, men have it easy don't they!
Gonna try another one on Saturday, weather permitting, may try a monochrome this time...I do love a mono!

Anita Davies said...

LOL....Mine blew off the easel a couple of times today Sandra....It's all fun!