In the early morning, the sun was out and, although it was chilly, it felt comfortable. However, as the morning wore on, it got colder and colder...or so it seemed to me. Standing virtually motionless at the easel for the better part of two hours was no doubt a large part of the challenge. Fortunately, hot coffee was available just a walk down main street at Al the Wop's famous dive bar and restaurant.
This little plein air study is 12" x 9" on a raymar canvas panel. I started out with a pencil sketch and even went so far as to establish my vanishing point and horizon line (thank you Terry Muira!) And speaking of Terry, I shamelessly stole his technique as well -at least as well as I could - but then that's why I took the workshop, right Terry?? When I returned to the studio this afternoon, I added a few palette knife strokes to establish a few edges, suggest the direction of the building siding, and put in the powerlines.
|Locke Cultural Center Plein Air oil on 12" x 9" canvas panel|