Saturday, January 31, 2009


Today was plein air day - I ummd and ahhd as to whether to go and was given the push by my husband. Had a lot of fun - time flies painting outside!

I really wanted to try painting with a limited palette but I am not sure that I succeeded. I still had way too many colours on my palette! cadmium Yellow light and medium, cadmium red light, alizarin, ultramarine, white and sap green. I regretted not having my favourite payne's grey or black. And no I didn't do a colour study! But I did do a value study. Not so sure how accurately I kept to that as I was just really aware of how fast the shadows were moving.


Jeanette said...

I love the reflections in the pool water and the feeling of depth to the piece. I think you did wonderfully well.

Quickly changing light is a real challenge in plein air, isn't it?

Anita said...

Thank you Jeanette. Catching the light is a real challenge.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Payne's grey is only ultramarine and black mixed together with a smidgen of white added.

Anita said...

Katherine - I don't usually have black, remnant from my art school days from when my tutors banned me from using it.

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