Friday, November 30, 2012

Essence of Lemon 'n Lime

This one is on the back of a masonite board as you can see on the rougher looking surface. This kind of painting surface pushes me to keep everything simple and spontaneous. 
Best wishes to all my friends and happy painting!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Water Reflections 1

Another take on reflections and plants on the pond. While some pads are above water, others are floating on the water. I am not sure if I was able to get that going here ... One extra comment I want to add is that I learned a lot about water reflections and wearing polarized sun glasses.What a difference! I had to decide which way to go: with my shades on, the water's deep beautiful brown tones in the foreground were stunning; however, with my shades off, the sky reflecting on the water seemed to look more natural. Does any of you plein air painters have something to say about that?