Sunday, June 24, 2012
Kyle Marting Workshop - Lima Ohio. Ruth Ann Sturgill, Host.
Although I did not often paint plein air before I went to this workshop, I
was always curious about it, and it seemed that those who did paint outdoors
were usually passionate about it, so I thought I'd give it a try.
I loved the workshop and learned so much. The main idea is how the light
changes the colors as the day goes on. There were quite a few discussions on
value and temperature as well. It turns out, that since artists are quite (usually)
fascinated with color, plein air is like a haaaaaaaaaa moment especially early or late,
meaning the sun is not directly above, although that can also generate some
interest. Plein air in a word, exciting. I am guilty now as well of singing
its praises. Below is a 6x6 in oil of a knockout rose bush. It is a study, and it was done outdoors.