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Old 04-12-2017, 02:20 PM
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I was reading some remarks by plein air painter, Jean LeGassick. She commented that she now routinely plans to spend only about 85% of the time on a painting in the field. She finishes paintings at home. I can appreciate that. I am always astounded how unfinished a plein air work looks once I get it home. I am afraid that 15% additional work would not suffice in my case.

The building to left is the former "Skyline Flowers". In truth the building is in much worse shape. I have neither the talent nor the inclination to paint all of its warts. I just wanted to get outside and paint. It was a handy subplot.

Plein air season has definitely arrived. A few bugs committed suicide on the painting. I kept flicking them off but see that I missed one.

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking. Gary

8x10 oil on Raymar Panel
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:44 AM
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Re: Former Skyline Flowers

Nice piece, Gary, and totally worth it to be able to paint that beautiful mountain in the background. Sorry about the bug. What happens when they deteriorate or does the oil kind of prevent that? A little time and distance from the plein air probably helps you see the painting more objectively. I've rushed and ruined too many!
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Old 04-15-2017, 05:46 PM
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Re: Former Skyline Flowers

Thanks Donna. I do not mind the bugs as much as they mind the paint.

It is like writing something. If you put it down and come back to it later, it will always seem full of mistakes on review.

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