Post # 3 in the painting give-away.
We had a great two plein air workshop days with lots of enthusiasm and very solid paintings being produced by everyone. We used gouache, oil and acrylic....and they all were nice. The second day I also did a couple in between wandering around and sharing what changes I could suggest. If there was a common lesson it was 'simplify'....which I often have to remind myself.....because there is so much we see that it is tempting to do it all.
The second day we were out near the end of the sandspit at Randy's little home they call the 'Playhouse'....on one side is the lagoon and just a few feet away on the other is Puget Sound where these chairs sit. An idyllic place.
I had the most interesting experience. The sun was so bright (well, to someone in the Northwest) that the white paint looked like dirty purple. Even fresh from the tube it seemed to have a purplish color mixed into it. One more plein air challenge.
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