Friday, July 26, 2013

Plein Air, Green Rover

8x10 oil on canvas panel
Another attempt at plein air painting. This scene was very close to home. I walk by it almost every day when walking my dog Bailey and always remark to myself that it would make a great painting with the touches of red roses and the copper beech tree. Of course the green Rover (1950's?) stole the show. I wanted to get the car right, and so I did a bit or preliminary drawing on the car. I still think I have the nose too short, but I'm sure I will be corrected by the car buffs in the family.
I found myself reaching for the knife more often than I normally do, to get the golden colors to sit on top of the darker background.
Although I prefer moody rainy subjects, I can't plan the weather. I am enjoying a bit of change in the colour palette.
I have a pochade box that has been altered to hold 8x10 and 4x6 and  sits on a camera tripod. I don't normally use a styrofoam tray for a palette, but I forget one and grabbed this at the last moment.

1 comment:

Karen Werner said...

Great color harmony. I love seeing your set up outside. Thanks for sharing.