Thursday, December 5, 2013

First Plein Air

   

The wind was accommodating.  The first painted effort went beyond sketched impression, beyond watercolor delicacy. It is visual proof that acrylics are better suited to my disposition. The session was enjoyable nonetheless. It was the first day, I felt like myself. I plan to give the subject another pass today wind and weather permitting?


SIX ELEVEN SUNRISE DOES NOT LOOK PROMISING:

       




        

SIX TWENTY FIVE, THE SUN LOOKS RELUCTANT TO GET OUT OF BED.  Down below, folks don't seem to mind. No snowbird, woodland bound Northerner would.

        




    


MAYBE?  MAYBE NOT?   I do love to play with photographic effects. With the iPad, you are limited. But there are painterly possibilities in these ominous clouds.










9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos, Linda!... I love your painting.. the umbrellas caught my eye!.. Bet u are a lot warmer than me... Its 25 degrees in the early morning here!.. I know you are laughing since MI gets a lot colder than Cali....

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    1. I do love to photograph the sea. It's rough here these days just after hurricane season ends, but gorgeous.

      We can't believe the weather we're seeing on CNN. And I'm sure that jet stream is responsible for these winds. At the end of the day, there's no reason to exfoliate. The sand flying around does an excellent job. :-))

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  2. I love your first plein air painting, Linda. Wonderful strong colors!! And the photos are so clear of the clouds...it would make a nice painting...
    Glad you're feeling better!!!

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    1. Thanks. I was glad to be able to take out my supplies. The wind was very strong the day before. I figured the paint would be blown all over the place. The knee is holding , but it's really getting a work out. It's miles between our room and the beach and the beach is a series of sand cliffs. Getting down to the surf was a chore--and I found no seashells to thank me for my trouble!

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  3. brilliant photos, especially I like the birds eye view, but the painting is a jolly good start. I love your colours and dive straight in attitude. Wish I was plein air - ing where you are, it was certainly VERY COLD in Brancaster. So glad the knee is holding up...so now ENJOY!!!!!

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    1. Me too. Tons of walking going on here. After laying low and going slow all those weeks, I decided no going to the workout room for me. Just getting to pool and swimming is enough. Acetaminophen helps too.

      I'm going to give that view another try. I think I went too dark, but it did seem right at the time. I'm having trouble finding the strong toweling paper for lifting color. All they have in the loos are those sanitary hand blower machines.

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  4. I like the painting, the colors and contrast of line.

    Looks like you have promising subject matter in those cloud photos too.

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  5. Linda!
    Okay! Now that is what I am talking about! I love this watercolor! Love the fluidity! The effects of the paint and water mixing together and the colors, the composition, the subject matter and so much more make this wonderful a magnificent success! Also love your photographs! Love the ocean and the beach! Enjoy and savor every second!
    Your ocean loving buddy!
    Michael

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  6. Love the vitality in the painting...you're glad to be there...it comes across. Beautiful spot!

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