I joined Martha Esch, a Locke shop owner, resident and facilitator of the Plein Air Painters Meetup site, along with several other painters for a gorgeous summer morning in Locke. I've painted both of these buildings before, but this is the first time I've put both into the same scene. I tried to keep things simple...going for the major shapes and resisting the temptation to paint every detail. That can be a fatal error in Locke, where there is so much going on that it can be overwhelming. I tried hard to remember to squint all the time, looking for the lights and darks and sticking with that.
This is a small 9 x 12 oil on a RayMar panel.
|Locke 9.7.2013 Oil on canvas panel. 9" x 12"|
Martha Esch snapped this picture. I can truthfully say I never knew this was going on. I think I need to step away from the easel once in a while. My workshop instructors...Suchitra Bhosle, in particular...are always telling me that, but for a different reason.
My Art Site: Bruce Hancock Fine Art