Thursday, August 25, 2011
A day at the Lake
Yesterday was a great day. Our whole department was invited to spend the day at our bosses island retreat as part of a team building day. I took the opportunity to take my easel and paints.
This painting was created in about an hour over the course of the day. It was challenging on many levels. One, I never paint buildings (all those angles defeat me). Two, I had an audience'; Granted they were generous and kind. And three, I was trying water soluble oils for the first time ever, not that this was a challenge in itself, but I was working with just six colors, three primaries, white, black and sap green. The most limited pallet I have ever worked with.
At the end of the day, I declared it done and gave it to our host as a thank you for his generosity. Not too bad for my fourth time out doing plein air.