Friday, March 18, 2011
Southwest Park Plein Air
The only things I like about it are the sky reflections in the water and the log laying in the water. But, maybe it will look better in a frame.
I struggled with the lack of color in this scene. It was painted just after lunch which was not a great time of the day to catch some "moody" colors. But, I couldn't help it. I was overly eager to paint, even if it meant poor subject matter and poor color. I'm sure a morning or evening shot of this scene would be much more joyful.
I also see why so many plein air painters wear hats or have umbrellas. I am now the not-so proud owner of two sun burnt arms and half a burnt face and neck. One arm is burnt from the underside...I guess where the light reflected off the lake. You live and learn.