Last week we had our first Painting Safari - a fun, plein air class that happens in a different location each week. I swear I'm the luckiest person in the world - these students are amazing women and we have the BEST time! Aside from losing my camera (found the next day...) it was a perfect day. Above is an enlargement of a portion of it - I made use of Laurel Daniel's "mother color" which is ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson and a bit of burnt umber, to establish the darks.
Then, because the light changes so much outdoors, I made "color notes - see below - so I'd have accurate colors from the MOMENT I had chosen to paint:
This image seems to have lost the lavender sky at the horizon, but you get the idea. We believe we were looking across the river at Barrington, RI.
If you live nearby, you can check the upcoming location for our Safari and join us!Pin It