Thursday, July 27, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 48

OK - how do my painting friends produce such good work at Plein Air events when the temps and humidity are approaching 100?  I have a hard time when painting and the weather is challenging, not to have it creep into my work, and derail it and just make me not able to focus.  

Tonight we were back painting at Social Irrigation at the Botanical Center.  Neither are my finest effort.  I got hot, and a little dizzy from the heat while working on the first one and things kind of went downhill.     Even though I moved to shade and a seated position, I think I was too far gone to pull it together.
Before the Crowd

From the Shade

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 46

Well, I have forgotten everything I once had begun to learn from Mary about portrait drawing.

Big three are values, measurements and skin tones!    As I look at this there is something terribly awry with her left eye highlight.  Will attempted corrections another day and re-post if any improvement, smile.
Leah

Monday, July 3, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 45

Plein air group met at the Urbandale Demonstration garden today.
Urbandale Garden

Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 43

My second effort at the Botanical Center last night.  Perhaps a little too much going on?  Where exactly is my center of interest?  I think I have several areas competing.
Waterfall Feature

Thursday, June 29, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 42

There was an event called Social Irrigation at the Botanical Center tonight.  Several artists were invited to Plein Air Paint in the gardens during the event.  You could get pretty spoiled, they brought us cold water, chairs and when I finished one and decided to start another, they helped carry my art supplies.    A live band played, it was great!


Tree Shadows