Sunday, August 23, 2009

Late August on the Poultney River, oil on canvas 16 x 20

After spending last week on Cape Ann participating in an outdoor painting class conducted by David P. Curtis, I was so inspired by what I learned from David, I had to get home to try my hand at some of the things we discussed. This piece was painted about 90% out of doors going to the same location over a period of several days at the same time of day and with similar lighting conditions. It's rained pretty much all weekend so I added a few finishing touches from memory here in the studio. I rather like working this way and I think there will be many more plein air paintings completed in this manner in the weeks, months and hopefully years to come. It is amazing how much of an impact one instructor can have on your methods of working and seeing.
August on the Poultney River
oil on canvas, 16 x 20
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