Second week of painting in the Plein Air class given by Tom Brown. Both paintings are on 6x8 canvas pad. We went to San Joaquin Marsh. I'm trying to work on the form of my foliage as it never seem to come out the way I'd like. I want to make the trees and bushes more "solid". I think they look thin and choppy...too many brush strokes. Anyway, the people in the class are a great and very supportive. I wasn't sure how I would like painting with a group but I am finding it quite fun. One gem from Tom Brown was to "look for the possibilities" in a painting. As an example he said if you like the top of one tree but the trunk of another, combine them in your painting.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I am currently enrolled in a plein air class that is being taught by Tom Brown. Tom Brown is an amazing instructor and has the knack of breaking things down into their most simple of forms. Additionally he is highly supportive and encouraging. The first week we painted at Citrus Ranch in Tustin. It stayed overcast and I tried to capture the "grayness" of the day.