Thursday, May 4, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 21

Today we were at Waterworks Park along the river.  My second day of Plein Air this year.  Now that is a sobering statement - to realize I totally missed the trees in bloom.  The lilacs are also remarkable at Ewing Park and I am probably too late for those as well.

Today we talked about the benefit of doing a Notan as well as a thumbnail sketch.  (I actually knew what this was thanks to John Preston's workshop in Dubuque!)  Not that I use it as recommended.  I am convinced now that it does help compositionally, gotta get more disciplined!

Raccoon River at Waterworks Park

Cloud Study