Friday, July 10, 2009
Here is where I was sitting for my first outdoor painting. I took a chair with side shelf to hold the paints. I rested the watercolor paper on my lap taped to a piece of foam core. It was light and easy to move around
It was a cloudy day but that worked out to our advantage as it,kept the shadow basically the same for most of the day
Here is a view of the building as I looked at it while I was painting. I found I
was able to get better matching of the colors with the stone in the wall and also more depth to the painting. I think that painting outdoors will bring some new depth and accurate color to my watercolors. Next week I will show the final painting.
I just completed my newest painting by sitting outside to paint. I went to a historic home in Chester County and set up my chair and sat there for most of the day. I painted with my watercolors. Attached is a photograph of the building that was part of the home but is now an office. I was there along with about 25 other artist who were painting mostly with oil colors.
I will go into more detail next with my setup.