Plein Air Painting Demo

A friend and I went out early yesterday morning to get in some plein air painting. We drove through the countryside until we spotted this lovely old farm overlooking a valley. The owners were welcoming and even offered cold soft drinks. I find that most people are flattered when I ask to paint on their property. Being a good artist neighbor by picking up my trash when I leave and not blocking their driveways is also important.

We only had a few hours so I just got down the basics and completed the painting in my studio last night. It’s a 16×20 oil on plain canvas.

Blessinger Farm, initial view of little barn and valley

Blessinger Farm, initial view of little barn and valley

Initial sketch and first washes

Initial sketch and first washes

Third step with basic washes.

Third step with basic washes.

Initial washes, before I began to tighten up the painting.

Initial washes, before I began to tighten up the painting.

Blessinger Farm, oil on canvas, 16 x 20

Blessinger Farm, oil on canvas, 16 x 20

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