Thursday, June 20, 2024

plein air

First plein air session of the summer, about 2 hours.
A little sketch to get me going; a view across a marsh that couldn't make work; and a sketch of a tree. 
I've been looking at a lot of Lois Dodd paintings, many of them of trees.
And some seagull shapes.


Lisa Le Quelenec said...

I see Sargent often in your work, in colour choice and brushwork.

Oh wow! Those gulls!!! Speechless!

RH Carpenter said...

I like all of these and do love your color choices - the seagulls and tree are wonderful. I admire you doing plein air painting - something I just can’t make myself do. Need to get back to my little art room once I recuperate from the long driving trip for a family funeral and taking my mother to various doctors and tests at the hospital…it goes on and on when you pass 80 and have COPD (which she’s had for a long time).

laura said...
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laura said...

Wow: thank you Lisa. The ultramarine/ burnt sienna combo reminds me of Sargent too.

Thanks, Rhonda. It's kind of weird that I keep trying plein air--it is a challenge for me. I am very rarely pleased with the results. Why do I do it? I may not be sure!
I remember doing the same for my mom and dad, both gone now. The rounds must be hard on you both. Best wishes.