This is a 9" x 12" panel, which is a comfortable size for plein air work for me. It's large enough to allow a little freedom, but small enough to handle in a short plein air session. Even though I painted only for about two hours...perhaps even a little less...the shadows had changed considerably in that time. For most plein air scenes, that's probably as much time as you can spend without risking 'chasing the shadows'.
I love the looseness of this painting. As I look at it now, I wonder if it couldn't benefit from some careful 'definition' to aide in modeling the structure, but doing that without a careful plan would risk messing up the loose feeling...so I will leave it alone.
This painting captures some of the derelict feeling of Main Street in Locke. It has a frozen in time feeling that I love so much.
|Door to the Past Locke CA plein air oil on 9 x 12 canvas panel|
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