Saturday, March 24, 2007

Another painting from the monday night 3 hour open painting session.
This last one was my first outdoor painting this year. It was overcast and ending up raining which pushed me to finish in a hurry. One thing that sucks about painting when it's overcast is that there are no hard shadows. Things tend to look very flat. All ambient light and I really never noticed this before I started painting outside years ago. Maybe thats why the great Northwest isn't known for it's outdoor Plein air painters like Souther Cali is, helps to have some sun.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Sometimes i think it's a smart idea to paint over old paintings. Getting the texture of the last painting to play with. And other times it just seems to get in the way.