Paintings by Catherine Jeffrey celebrating the diverse beauty of Toronto, Hamilton, and the Golden Horse Shoe.
Monday, August 12, 2013
En Plein Monitor
8x8 oil on canvas paper
I am hoping to get into the city to do some plein air painting. I think it is important to have some idea how we will approach a scene when we are out there. There are many ways to start a painting. We can do a monochrome value study, draw it in, or block it in and paint from there. In my "Plein Monitor" painting, I chose to block in with thinned paint and a large brush and work from there.I kept to a limited palette of ivory black, viridian, yellow ochre, cad red, and white. (I often use this for rainy scenes). I also worked from a black and white photo to get my values right. (I won't be able to do that out doors).
How do you approach a painting? I would love to hear some thoughts and opinions.
I will be doing the other 8 x 8 in a less limited colour palette and will post that one shortly.