Friday, March 18, 2011
Creekside Park Plein Air
For some reason, right now, I'm drawn to water scenes. Not only because of the calming babble of the brook, but I believe it's because I know I haven't quite conquered the color formations that creeks and rivers present.
This one posed its greatest challenge in the bubbling moving water over the rocks. If I had a photograph...no problem...it would be a piece of cake to paint. But live, en plein air? Wow...I didn't realize how challenging it would be. During the painting, I even contemplated my reasoning for picking such a complex subject matter for my brief plein air experience.
But, I figure how else will you conquer the challenge unless you attack it. Overall, it turned out ok. I think my composition could have been better, but I'm looking forward to fixing that next time.