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Old 09-04-2018, 12:19 AM
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Plein air, step by step

Did a plein air pastel after a long time. It was quite an experience!
Posting the location photo and the steps




Trying to capture the fleeting morning light
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:50 AM
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Re: Plein air, step by step

Shireesh, This is a remarkable painting. And making it a WIP is appreciated. You are born with a talent for painting.

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Old 09-04-2018, 06:56 AM
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Re: Plein air, step by step

I agree with Charles: this is remarkable! Thanks so much for the WIP photos, Shireesh. Is that a watercolor underpainting? It is interesting how you saved the lights and I am studying how you simplified the scene. The few sunlit leaves that sparkle against the rest of the dark ones are really special!
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Old 09-04-2018, 08:43 AM
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Re: Plein air, step by step

Thanks! Yes, Donna, there was a watercolor underpainting, which quickly established the composition
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Re: Plein air, step by step

Wonderful, Shireesh! I always find your paintings of buildings interesting. Your foliage is handled beautifully as well. Thank you for the WIP.
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Re: Plein air, step by step

Very nice, I agree the foliage is done so well and that little patch of light
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Re: Plein air, step by step

Beautiful painting.
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:21 AM
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Re: Plein air, step by step

Thank you very much, Karen, Dea and Annette!
Could someone please tell me how to x post to plein air forum?
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Re: Plein air, step by step

beautiful!
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Re: Plein air, step by step

To cross post, go to the plein air forum. Begin a thread as you have here. Just add xp pastel to the title.
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Re: Plein air, step by step

Very well done, I love the light and contrasts and the simplicity.
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Re: Plein air, step by step

Wow, well done, very challenging photo to work from. I love the watercolor underpainting!
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:51 AM
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Re: Plein air, step by step

Mary, Karen Jo and Esther, thank you!
Esther, that's a photo of the motif from which I actually worked en plein air, that is, sitting right there. Didn't paint it from the photo. The photo is to give some idea of the location.
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Re: Plein air, step by step

Wonderful plein air and a good example for concentrating to the important things and omit superfluous stuff.

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Re: Plein air, step by step

A prize winner! You caught the atmosphere of the moment...and just enough detail to tell the story.
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