Today we had five people meet for plein air–one working in oils, two of us in acrylics, and two in watercolor. We spent a bee-yootiful morning under an old, spreading oak tree. We liked it so much we’re going back there next Wednesday, and I already have my next scene picked out.
For this scene, I actually narrowed my focus a little bit! (I almost did the whole mountain!).
On the way home, I was thinking I really should force myself out at least one more time a week if I really want to progress. I need to focus, I need to consider, I need to make myself a checklist–rather than work as higgly-piggly as I do. I rather WISH I was that person who could just “throw it on there,” but I’m not there yet.
After 15 plein air outings, I do think that I am working a little faster.
I heard Carol advising someone: squint, compare values. She is a natural teacher.