Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Person in the Garden

Last Saturday I painted with David Curtis' group working on a person in the garden.  We did have a good time.

Last Saturday I attended David Curtis' Person in the Garden painting workshop in Gloucester so had the opportunity to visit both art associations.  It was a beautiful day and it seemed that these shows must be the best of this season.
I haven't been doing plein air lately and there is such a difference painting outdoors from the controlled environment of the studio.  The lighting is the biggest difference but the effect it has on your eyes and how the colors look on your canvas is also something that is hard to adjust to.  Because the light is constantly changing, the eyes are changing focus and the pallet looks different.
I concentrate so much on the work that I didn't even notice that my umbrella had fallen over and was no longer covering my pallet!
So David's biggest comment for everyone is that we were searching for the effect of light on the figure.  I believe everyone had a good day and was rescued by David's magic wand.

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