Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Day Plein Air Painting




I had my first plein air painting class Saturday and loved it.  The instructor was very hands on and did a small demo, which helped.  It was at Outlook Point in Redwood City,CA over looking Crystal Springs Reservoir right across the freeway from the Filoi estates.  The photo does not do the scene justice, it was much closer, and I did a just a small portion of the lake.  The foreground was completely cropped out, to create a better composition.  I did a watercolor sketch on student grade paper with pan paints.  I took that sketch as my reference to complete a final piece of work on professional grade paper.
A 15"X11" watercolor on 140lb cp paper using Winsor Newton transparent watercolor paints

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