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Old 09-07-2018, 07:28 AM
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Again a very quick plein air...

No time to correct and refine things. So please bear with me
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:44 AM
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Re: Again a very quick plein air...

Yay for plein air!

I think, though, based on this and your other painting where you said the same thing about no time.... do what you can in the time you have. Don't rush. It's better to paint one thing well- even if the whole thing is unfinished- than rush just to say something is finished and apologizing for it.

Show down, you have a lot of good things happening. If time is really such an issue, work paintings in stages. (maybe not plein air tho some people do go back to the same location over a few sessions ) but focus on doing one thing really well.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:51 AM
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Re: Again a very quick plein air...

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Yay for plein air!

I think, though, based on this and your other painting where you said the same thing about no time.... do what you can in the time you have. Don't rush. It's better to paint one thing well- even if the whole thing is unfinished- than rush just to say something is finished and apologizing for it.

Show down, you have a lot of good things happening. If time is really such an issue, work paintings in stages. (maybe not plein air tho some people do go back to the same location over a few sessions ) but focus on doing one thing really well.

I understand what you say . But there is this challenge going on of doing painting from life every single day. I and i have a total of one and a half hour max. So ....
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Re: Again a very quick plein air...

Sounds like quite a challenge, I most surely wouldn’t be doing the challenge, as I am far too easily distracted by things to achieve good work at high speed.
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Re: Again a very quick plein air...

Don't rush, try and paint what you're actually seeing.
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:34 AM
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Re: Again a very quick plein air...

The fabric (I assume it's clothes hanging on a line) is quite well done. I would be better if we could see the line they are hanging on, however, as they appear to be floating. Other than that and the upper part of the tree, it's really perfectly acceptable for an hour and a half.
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Re: Again a very quick plein air...

So far, so good. One note: Most trees are not brown.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:36 PM
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Re: Again a very quick plein air...

I see that you are left handed.

If you are pressed for time, and insist on using oils, then may I recommend the wipe out method by Dennis Sheehan (and others). Since you are painting plein aire or alla prima you needn't worry so much about fat over lean (but you can make the oil layer still quite thin either way).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUPYFizxeKc

On can just use paper towels even. Block everything in fast and then tune it up. I disagree with him about using Pthalo Green if this will be the underpainting. Its a very powerful pigment and will take over a painting (but it works with his style).
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Re: Again a very quick plein air...

An hour and a half is plenty of time.
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Re: Again a very quick plein air...

I think this has a lot of good things happening. To my eye, it works as an impressionistic/expressionistic piece, and the color is terrific. If you really want to do the plein air challenge, I think you should go for it. There's something to be said for jumping in and getting your feet wet. You're sure to learn a lot on your way, even if you have pieces that are unfinished. One thing you might do is after each painting, analyze what you think worked and what you could have done better - write it down - and then focus on that on the next painting. Also, doing a couple of small sketches to analyze composition and value layout, and working out a basic color scheme before you start painting can be very valuable. It's very hard to do this when you're pressed for time, but, although it seems counterintuitive, it can actually save time, because you won't need to go back and make changes as much. I say all this because a few years ago, with not very much experience in oils at that point, I participated in a Painting-a-Day Monthly Challenge here at WC, hosted by forum guide NancyMP. During that month, I turned out some truly awful paintings, but some good ones too and it really was a turning point for me. My work improved despite those bad paintings.

The wipe out method can be very helpful, but the pthalos would be a mistake, as papercut mentions above, although you do want something transparent. Instead, good paints to use for landscape are burnt sienna, transparent red oxide, or even ultramarine blue.
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