Thursday, July 28, 2011

day 4 -- hitting the wall

The previous three days of intense learning, time in the sunshine, hauling gear around, setting up, tearing down, painting, listening, stretching, driving to locations, ... it's compounding as the days pass and today I hit the wall. I painted two small paintings (one I scraped down). 

Today I tried to put into practice what Elio has been saying about directional strokes and rhythm of forms and within forms. Coupled with a more liberal application of paint and I feel like I succeeded in what I set out to do. These are baby steps, but what a delight to take these wobbly ones! No wonder I feel like a need a nap!


Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

You're right-learning and living plein air can be exhausting! had a peek at Elio's website-what amazing colour and, even more amazing, is the brushwork!
I really like your brushwork and composition in the previous post-and can see this instructor's influence-those wee baby steps are getting stronger and stronger! i like the sound forms and compositional divisions on this one, too.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Jan. I am very encouraged with these steps and curious about putting what I've learned into practice. Much more practice ahead!