Friday, March 23, 2012

Plein-Aire Painting at Gum Springs

Hey Friends, The weather was fantastic here in SW Va. today. So I went outside to paint. Plein-Aire its called. Haven't done that for the longest time. And it is TUFF. It's really hard for someone so easily distracted as myself to concentrate outside. The first one above is 10x8.
The second above is 9x12. The spring isn't really those colors but I've not learned how to make brown water look like water yet. I need to do some tiny studies of just the water.
The third is 10x8 also and not nearly as red as this photo. Getting decent photos for the web is way to hard with a camera. I'm used to my scanner but these are oils so I can't scan them yet.
All 3 are at the bottom of our driveway and it is one tiny little spring. Most of the year it is dry but we've had some rain lately so I had to make the most of it. Hard work but FUN !! Surely I will improve with practice. I intended for these to be paintings not studies. So maybe I'm putting the cart before the horse.
Any feed back is welcome, just leave me a comment. And I'm sending this to my friends that I paint with. They don't know how to leave comments so I'll find out the slow way.
Happy Trails.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Great paintings Sue! I love your colors!!!!
Martha L

hw (hallie) farber said...

Sue, I really like the second one. And I am always impressed with Plein-Aire painters.

bonnie mason said...

The first one makes me wish I could walk into it and lay down in the grass...They're beautiful Sue.

Sue Furrow said...

Well aren't you girls being really kind to me. Thanks for stopping by.