Tuesday, January 12, 2010

plein air again

about 2 hours on location, and another hour or so at the house from photo ref.

i felt a bit cheated when i went to go sketch at the beach the other week and it began to rain, and saw an opportunity for a rematch yesterday. A few of us went to stow lake in golden gate park to find and capture a good view.
i'm starting to think this plein air painting isn't as glamorous as i initially thought. capturing the gesture of falling water isn't easy, and being so close to it was really really cold, plus sitting on a rock for a few hours left my back aching today in unfamiliar places.

however all complaints aside, the minor insights into the shapes and essence of stone and water in the short hand of brushstroke felt worthwhile.

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