I am back after my short break from posting. This past weekend I did a few outdoor paintings.
I signed up for a Plein Air class taught by a wonderful artist (Deb Groesser). Deb is a great teacher and really knows how to break down the process of outdoor painting into simple steps. The class was offered through the Joslyn Art Museum and was at the (Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha.)
Lesson learned. Don't paint in direct sunlight. It washes out all the color . Here is my sketch from the morning. Actually it was between 11AM and noon in bright sunlight. It looked great in the sunlight but looking at it now all the color is muted and grey.
I learned my lesson and in the afternoon stayed in the shade to paint.
The center of interest was one of the other painters. I had a great sketch going until....
I gave the final away to the artist in the painting.
I will probably only post 2 or 3 times a week through the summer. Sorry but the studio paintings take priority over the blog.