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Old 05-26-2017, 05:34 PM
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Re: Plein Air Limited Palette

Dave you are absolutely right & Bart if I were to become famous I will absolutely find you & send you one.. in other news I've just became FRUSTRATED in the studio I was trying something new & trying to rush a painting & it wasn't working AT ALL & I stood up,grabbed that cheap ass panel, & broke it in half painting is lovely but boy can it be frustrating
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Old 05-26-2017, 05:45 PM
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I've noticed every time I've attempted a fall scene it ends up looking like an amateurish piece of crap especially when it comes to depicting leaves in trees and on the ground.... it's extremely frustrating & my trees in general are absolutely horrible especially when I try to rush them... do any of you have any patience for sell?
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Re: Plein Air Limited Palette

Go pick up a copy of Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting.
It is an old-school classic.

Look at other paintings to see how trees etc are handled. I still do this regularly.
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Stapeliad I actually have that book and loved every page of it but as all we teenagers tend to frequently do is take every thing we've learned and chunk it out the window in the midst of all our angst.. I will grow wiser though
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I dunno, I think you should probably keep Carlson.
You're probably at the point where you won't gain any new knowledge until you just go out there a bunch of times.
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Re: Plein Air Limited Palette

JDawg, I can hear your 19 year old passion!
Listen, you don't have to paint photo-realism. You can really do more with less detail. Take a look at all the Impressionists. It's the suggestion that matters.
Take a lesson from watercolorists, who do best without all sharp edges, using only some details to suggest the rest.
If you really want to break with orthodoxy, take a look at a Bob Ross video! Yes, I know, that's sacrilege to artists, but the fact is that he demonstrated at least one consistently easy way to paint one kind of tree.
Or if you want to be more painstakingly copying, pick up a book on sumi-e painting (The Mustard Seed Garden Manual is an ancient classic) to see formulaic depictions of many types of trees.
Once you get the hang of it, you can improvise and find your own style.
Take a look at these different depictions and see if they don't loosen you up (and lessen your frustration.)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505810601889916277/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505810601889916251/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505810601889916245/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505810601889916245/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505810601889911231/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505810601889869333/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/451978512573686565/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/24699497929444857/
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Bart I shall certainly keep that advice in mind it's so easy for me to "tighten up" & start using smaller brush strokes I just have to learn to stay loose so to speak & I am happy to say I am going on my first plein air adventure today! Also first time painting with oils so this will certainly be interesting got a bag packed with 5 or 6 tubes of paints paper towels & an 8x10 canvas so we'll see what happens also I'll be painting in my lap til I can get the pochade box I want
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Use a LARGE brush even on a small panel. Larger than you think you should use. A nice new LARGE sharp flat or bright will give you good broad strokes as well as small detail strokes.
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Thank you stapeliad I believe I have just the brush to do the job
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We have a plein air thread up in oils if you want to check it out/post.
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I certainly will if I can get it to post the only way I've been able to post a picture in the past is in the open critique forum I guess it's something to do with an iPhone or something I dunno
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Yes unfortunately the forum doesn't handle anything from iOs very well at all.
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Could it be remedied by uploading it to my computer first & then posting it?
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Yep, that'll work.
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What kind of phone are you using? If it is android you can use the Photo and Picture Resizer app to resize it to 800 pixels.

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