Monday, July 6, 2009

Painting in the Cherry Orchard

Watercolor plein air painting: simple materials (paper, dried paint, a brush and water), complicated calculations (lines, shapes, lights and darks, colors, space, proportion and atmosphere, each component affecting the other), emotions (frustration and exhilaration) and practice (work and play).


AutumnLeaves said...

I was attempting to mimic some of what I see in your paintings yesterday and I lost all control of the paint. Sigh...Your words beneath the painting regarding emotions is definitely how I feel when trying to do a piece. I love this painting! Just a lovely feel to it!

Shirley said...

I love your colors in this painting - such a joyful landscape!

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you! Trying to get the figure to sit in the landscape was a struggle--I was attracted to the red shirt, painted it, and the rest of my time painting was about getting your eye off of the red shirt.