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!
What fun and I am sure they feel they are the lucky ones:) Great idea to get everyone comfortable with Plein Air...wish I could join in. Love the painting you did- beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your process. I love the "mother color" idea! I really like the lavender hues in the distance. Great sky!ReplyDelete
This is a great demo Kelley! Thanks for sharing. Love the end results....ReplyDelete
those are lucky gals to have you teaching them!
Thanks for showing us the process here - I love the idea of a painting safari!ReplyDelete
fabulous demo and what a great idea. I want a safari :DReplyDelete
Gorgeous light and lovely composition.ReplyDelete
Wonderful, Kelley. You should try to plan a plein air trip out to Rose Island. It's a gorgeous place with of course, lots of roses. The beach is covered with wonderful stones and the views are awesome. I bet you'd paint something splendid from there.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your day!
Love seeing the steps! Great colors!ReplyDelete
Great information--thanks for sharing it. Love the finished paintings.ReplyDelete
What fun..if I were local I would join your safari!! Love the horizon line in this piece.ReplyDelete
I love the colors in this and the easy flow of the painting!ReplyDelete
Beautiful plein aire. Values and the lightin the sky are perfect.ReplyDelete
Fabulous! Thank you for showing your process and I am always in awe of your magnificent results!ReplyDelete
Love the step by step process. Also, love the simple, elegant look of these paintings!ReplyDelete
Kelly , lovely little painting ,very pleasing. Could you elaborate on what colors you used for the sky ,water and light green follage on the land . the greens of tree is difficult for just starting painters.thanksReplyDelete