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Old 05-10-2018, 04:53 PM
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Re: Oil-from-life challenge, May 2018: optional plein air theme

Good to see everyone’s work. Looking real fine! I haven’t been outside to paint yet. We had a couple nice days, then I ended up gardening, which I do so enjoy. Wanted to post so...Painted the geranium and Primrose from life, three sittings. 22x28 oil on panel. Plan to get outside with my gear soon
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Karen, thanks for posting your 20-minute pieces! I especially like the banana. The drawing and color is just right. The bruise on the banana is quite convincing too.

Boogiechile, awesome! Those plants really look three-dimensional. Nice work on the shadows too. I wish I had the courage to set up my oil paints inside my house like that. I'm always worried I'll spill something on something and will be in the doghouse forever. I suppose you used a dropcloth?
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I love that geranium. Nice job of capturing the light on leaves.
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Karen, thanks for posting your 20-minute pieces! I especially like the banana. The drawing and color is just right. The bruise on the banana is quite convincing too.

Boogiechile, awesome! Those plants really look three-dimensional. Nice work on the shadows too. I wish I had the courage to set up my oil paints inside my house like that. I'm always worried I'll spill something on something and will be in the doghouse forever. I suppose you used a dropcloth?
Thanks Geoff. I usually paint slow and tight. This was a great challenge.
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Patrick fabulous job on the plants and interior. Really like your perspective.
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Patrick nice job with the plants and interior. I like your composition.
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Thank you all for commenting. Painting from life can have surprises.
I was standing looking down at the plants on a table. Somehow I tipped the perspective and made the table larger than life. Almost looks like the table is on the floor level. Decided to leave it because it’s part of what I saw and I don’t think a camera would have caught that peripheral view.
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Re: Oil-from-life challenge, May 2018: optional plein air theme

I've been busy with family stuff for more than a week -- so busy that I had to skip life class last weekend. I've been drawing every day, but I haven't painted in a week, and I get rusty with that long a layoff. It was pouring rain today, but I was determined to get outside to paint. A found a ledge near a parking lot and painted that, lol. Not exactly a Rembrandt, but it was good to get back to the easel. "Parking," oil on canvas, 11" x 14."

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I had life class for the first time in two weeks today, and I definitely felt rusty. So this isn't my best work, but there are things about it I like. "Natalya," oil on panel, 11" x 14."

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I'm slowly shaking off the rust. Today I did this little oil sketch in about 90 minutes. I had planned to add some figures who were sitting under the tree, but they got up and left before I got to them. (I should have painted them first.) Still fun. "Tree and car," oil on canvas panel, 11" x 14."

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I'm still tuning up! I painted this at the flooded Potomac River; I was intrigued by these partly-submerged trees. I had trouble painting the rushing water from life, though. Any tips on that? It was a mix of gray, brown, and white -- not blue -- and I struggled with it. It was great to be out painting, in any case. "Flooded trees," oil on panel, 12" x 16."

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Geoff, lovely work! The parking lot definitely feels like a rainy day; great moody painting. I like the light in your “Tree and Car”, and the greens in both tree paintings.
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Geoff, good job with the plein airs and life portrait. I like a lot your parking lot painting. Stream water ... I don't have any advice because I can't do water well either.

I post here some of this month's plein airs that are mostly sketches and some painted in a limited time. #1 and #2 are color study plein airs.

#1 "Day in Forest", oil on canvas board, 19x22 cm #2 "Red Houses", oil on canvas board, 19x22 cm #3 "Cherry Bloom in the Garden", support is pastel paper, 20x30 cm (decoration cherry tree) #4 "Cherry Branch in the Garden", support is Canson paper, small size (edible cherry). I also post bigger photo of #4. My camera has tendency to shoot everything too blue . The garden paintings I painted while watching after my cat in the garden.






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Re: Oil-from-life challenge, May 2018: optional plein air theme

Moscatel, great stuff as always! I like the reflections in "Red Houses," and I absolutely love "Cherry Bloom" and "Cherry Branch." I know what a challenge it is to get the pale white and blue blossoms, and you've really nailed them. Just lovely!

Are your cherry trees blossoming now? If so, that's a full 6-7 weeks after ours bloomed. But I know my area is much further south than much of Europe, so I imagine most things bloom later for you.
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