Saturday, June 19, 2010

Plein Air Excursion, or It's Green Out There!

My EasyL box with an oil sketch

A couple of weeks ago, I went out to a farm near the Gallery at Paper Mill Road, met a few painters from Atlanta, and we had a great couple of hours in the morning, painting in the shade.  I tried an underpainting of transparent orange, which really came in handy that day, with all of the green grass, leaves, shrubs, etc.  I wouldn't always use this bright toning, but I was happy to have done so with that little study.  It IS nice to get out of the studio, though I don't seem to venture out unless meeting others!!  


  1. This piece looks like it's going to be a great one Nancy! Nice to see the actual setting too.

  2. Hi Nancy, The idea of putting down transparent orange was a great idea. The problem with to much can be just so green.