Monday, June 17, 2019

plein air: burcham's farm


I signed up for a six-week plein air class that meets Tuesday afternoons at Burcham's Farm, about half hour north of me, on the Maurice River. It's a beautiful property, lots of green, though so it'll be a little challenging for me.
The instructor paints in gouache and the other students are oil painters.

I started with the 8x8 above to try to reduce the overwhelming to something manageable!
I took just a little piece and tried to just concentrate on values. 
Prior to class tomorrow I hope to study a few watercolors by Edward Hopper, who had such a lovely, unfussy way of painting grasses!



Candy said...

That sounds like fun! What lovely, fresh watercolors, Laura!

RH Carpenter said...

Absolutely gorgeous watercolors, especially the first one :). WOW! Hope you enjoy every day you spend outside painting and learn a lot (and realize that you are already really good!!).

laura said...

Thank you, Candy. It is fun! I enjoy being outdoors, and its a good chsnce to meet other painters!

laura said...

Thank you, Rhonda! No class tonight because of rain! 😕