View Full Version : Plein Air "Munn Park"-Lakeland,Fl

03-15-2011, 12:02 PM
This is my first attempt at Plein air with a black board. Three and a half hours inn on this. An additional thirty minutes to steel wool out the sky and dob some color in at home. This is a 16" X 20". Rodman makes this look much easier than it is! :envy: So much has been scribbled in as place holders and will be detailed as the process continues,I hope.:lol:
I am leaving as soon as I complete this post to continue the process. This is a small one block park right in front of our local art group, hence the name "Arts on the Park".

Try bigger shot.

03-15-2011, 12:16 PM
Your kidding.....right?.....Rick!!!! This is awesome!!! LET'S GO PAINT TOGETHER!!!. You got it man!!!... positive energy toward the project....Listen, everything you need to know is right in front of you... put it on or take it off....enjoy the process and the pieces will fall into place... BRAVO!!! 1ST attempt?!?! WOW!!!... and SUCH a complicated piece.... oh, im soooo into this project.... SWEEEEEEET!

fire angel
03-15-2011, 01:44 PM
Wow this looks like a great start. First one?? looks like you are seasoned veteran!!

Diana Lee
03-15-2011, 04:47 PM
Now how cool is this? Mr Landscape scratcher!


03-15-2011, 04:59 PM
Looking good Rick!

03-15-2011, 06:45 PM
Thanks Rodman your support is always helpful. I would br happy to paint with you any time.

Thanks Greg, I will keep at it.

Thanks Diana, I am enjoying it.

Thank you Jenny

Just got back, this is another four hours. I plan to add some color in the areas ready tonight and go back tomorrow. I am glad I tried to identify everything yesterday. The bushes around the monument are gone today. They are/were roses and have been cut back for the new growing season.

I had many folks stop to watch(made me quite nervous) but I sent many of them that did not know it was there to the art gallery. The art director bought my lunch. WOW a paying gig.:lol:


edit: I just noticed how poor the quality of the photo is, sorry I will try to get a better one to update after I add some color. Rick

03-15-2011, 07:19 PM
I can't really tell from his post but I think Rodman likes it - kinda :lol:

SO DO I!!!!!

Harry Seymour
03-15-2011, 08:07 PM
Rick--you do these landscapes so well and this is no exception.

03-15-2011, 11:28 PM
Very nice. I'm sure you got plenty of questions. People are so curious.

03-16-2011, 12:01 AM
WOW Rick, you go man............this is really great.


03-16-2011, 02:55 AM
A paying gig indeed...that's the least he could do. :lol:

Amazing work Rick!:thumbsup: Keep it up!

03-16-2011, 10:36 AM
This is fantastic! And to do it in front of others would be nerve racking for me. Very nice.

03-16-2011, 05:19 PM
So cool!! There is a ton of detail in this one! Can't wait to see this with some color. :thumbsup:

03-25-2011, 01:06 PM
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to this. I will update tomorrow.

I have done one more session since the last update but I am at school now so I cannot put the image. I plan to do the final on-site work tomorrow morning so this will be completed by the end of the day tomorrow. Rick

03-25-2011, 07:18 PM
Ill check back in...

03-25-2011, 08:18 PM
This looks great. Do you scratch in the park and then colour it at home. What are you using for colour if I might ask? I am a closet painter but I might try my nerve at painting in the car.

03-25-2011, 11:19 PM
Rick I like what ya got going here :thumbsup: I'll be back to see the grand finale! :D

03-27-2011, 10:28 AM
I finally got back to the park to finish this one. I wish I had picked a better defined subject but this was such a learning experience. Thanks for all the comments and here are the final updates on this. Rick


Harry Seymour
03-27-2011, 10:44 AM
Rick--this is so beautifully colored. Great job!

03-27-2011, 02:54 PM
Well done Rick! If you can, how about a larger picture...not a close-up, just larger?

03-27-2011, 03:59 PM
Thanks Harry

Will do Lorna.

This didn't come out very clear.

Diana Lee
03-27-2011, 05:05 PM
Wonderful! What a fun piece this is! Thank you for the close-ups!


03-27-2011, 05:54 PM
Rick...your first plein aire makes mine look like spit. I think you did a mind blowing job ...first p/a,colored,very complex image... enjoy? Gonna do more? Or should have asked WHEN are you going to do more?

03-27-2011, 06:03 PM
Amazing and beautiful! Hats off to you Rick!

03-27-2011, 08:38 PM
Beautiful composition and your colouring is spot on Rick. So very different to other work on here including my own. Well done!!

03-27-2011, 08:52 PM
It turned out really great. Waiting for more.

03-27-2011, 09:20 PM
Thanks Diana

Rodman....PLEASE, i appreciate your support but I see the comparison exactly the opposite. Yes, I will be doing more.

Thanks Karen

Thanks Lesley

Thanks Fay

03-27-2011, 10:53 PM
WOW - way cool... :thumbsup:

03-27-2011, 11:35 PM
What a great piece, Rick!! I definitely think that you should do more plein aire in the future. This rocks!!! :thumbsup:

03-29-2011, 03:31 AM
Wow Rick this turned out really great.


Harry Seymour
03-29-2011, 11:12 AM
Wow--even better in the larger view. I say again--great coloring.

fire angel
03-29-2011, 11:31 AM
Wow that is magnificent!!

03-29-2011, 01:00 PM
Thanks Robert
Brett, Thank you
Thanks Wendy, I am glad you like it.
Thank you Harry
Thanks Greg, Good to see you looking in on this.

03-29-2011, 07:40 PM
Heck Rick, you really set some big goals with your work. This is quite a piece!! Well done!