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