Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Update on my Plein Air studies

Hey there, well yesterday I went back
to the greenbelt and decided to paint
a cluster of beautiful earth. It was
not until I started painting outdoors
that I was aware of the relationships
of warm light, cool shadows and warm
reflected light. This can be seen to
great effect on a cliff wall, with
all the rock outcroppings intercepting
the light and having warm reflected light
bounce back onto its planes.

(I made the cast shadow a bit too blue
on one of the planes of the rock, but
I'll consider it a little accent;)

1 comment:

  1. I envy your plein air stuff! I need to get my ass out there too. Curse the 9-5 office job!!!! You're really good at getting a general feeling of the moment with big brushstrokes. Looks Craig Mullens-esque.