This is the demonstration painting I did last Sunday for the plein air group. We had a great time painting all day in the park with people strolling by adding comments. Someday I'm going to make a T-shirt filled with passerby comments. The one that always kills me is from the folks that stand and watch for ten minutes and then, with a quizzical expression ask, "Whaddaya painting". I don't really mind this at the beginning, but toward the end when there is obviously a boat or a tree or a house in the painting, always gets me. I never know whether to laugh or cry....but usually choose laughter when they are respectfully out of range. Art education has been woefully neglected...
Here is a photo of how this began. It's just past the shape block-in stage and on to beginning color.....and, remember, no line drawing just massing in of major shapes in a burnt sienna like color (it can be any color. bs just lives nicely with green) which you can see under the green as I started over- painting. Hard even for me to believe it's the same piece.
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