Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Plein Air - Petaluma, Ca

Last weekend I spent the afternoon painting along the Petaluma Marina. Nice long trails, but not so nice weather conditions. Wearing extra layers, a beenie & some warm gloves were necessary for the first half of the day. As for the natural elements, my main concern were the constant changes in cloud formations... causing lighting along the hills to swiftly move. After about half an hour I decided to paint the view underneath the freeway. Below was a smaller bridge and fueling station.

The first hour was spent applying washes and blocking in the main shapes. But by that time... the sun decided to burst out of the clouds. Not so gloomy anymore?! Personally, this was a challenging paint out and I have to admit I was not happy with the results. I may scan later to post, but I'd really like to make a second attempt at this location.
(photos provided by artist: Janice L-H)


Piya said...

Mother Nature has a mind of her own huh? Well, looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Your stuff is always something to look forward to.

Amy C said...

sounds like a tough lighting situation, but from the small photo, it looks super good to me, your paintings always do.

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