11x14 inch original plein air
oil painting by Tom Brown
As Forrest Gump says, “It’s like a box o’ chocolates; ya never know what you’re gonna git.”
Intermittent bouts of sunshine and showers kept us on our toes during the plein air workshop I conducted this morning while I painted this. I shot the photo during the sunshine; can you tell?
Our workshop went something like this: Paint; stop and cover up; okay paint again, quick. Stop; cover up again! Okay, paint again.
Well, maybe not that bad. When we saw droplets hitting the water we covered our paintings and waited for the showers to pass. Then we resumed work when it was safe. Eventually the showers passed and we had beautiful weather for the remainder of the session.
And we all managed to come away with some delightful memories and paintings.
Check out the delicious subtleties of color and thick juicy strokes of luscious oil paint in the detail image. I used a combination of bold and muted hues for a delicate balance of eye-catching color that still maintained a restful feeling.
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