Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Daily Painting Plein Air Practice - Day 4 - House on 9th

My second painting of the day at the Corning Plein Air Paint Out. After some lunch I needed to paint someplace where I could stay in the shade. This old house sat in the sun while I set up under the shade of a maple tree across the street.
I started to paint this on a pre-toned panel that was dark grey. It really helped to get the lights down fairly fast.
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House on 9th
oil on masonite

I was standing right behind the library so I had a lot of interested children coming over for a look. One neighbor came by and said the little old lady who used to live in that house had a cat that always napped on the porch. I was very tempted to try and put a cat in the painting, but by the end of the day I was exhausted and decided to stop.

At the end of the two day paint out I needed two paintings for the judging. I entered yesterday's posting and this painting. I was very grateful just to have something I liked... This one won second place. What a surprise! Now that is a confidence builder.


tlwest said...

I love the character you put in your paintings!

Charlotte McDavid said...

Your plein air paintings are GREAT and your setup is very creative.

Ed Terpening said...

Congratulations! I know how much it takes to combine a plein air trip AND blog, and then place on top of that.