The sun was shining, the skies were blue - an awesome first day of my workshop with Laurie. It was a bit swampy where I decided to camp out (my socks were soggy on the drive home : ) but hey - all in the name of plein air!
Laurie did a fabulous demo under the tent, we enjoyed some good art chat, and then: boot camp. You know when you go through stages when you're painting? First you're in a zone, then you feel like you've lost your painting, and then it keeps flipping back and forth? Laurie is excellent at helping you get back on track. I learned a cool tip from her. She keeps a clear sheet of mylar handy to place over her canvas for when you want to see how a change in colour/shape etc. would look. So you just paint over your existing work and voila - you can decide to go forth or not. At one point my painting had become very scattered and disjointed and Laurie whipped out her handy mylar and showed me what she thought might be the problem. It's a pretty useful tool!
I still may have a few tweaks on this one - not sure - but I'm happy.
As for yesterday, sorry the post was so thin - I was wiped when I got home. Below I've expanded a bit:
Marilyn: Yes, interesting! Thanks for sharing.
Barbara: Thank you ; ) Yep - it's real. It's Mount Nemo in Burlington as seen from the Scouts camp.
Layne: I'm not sure where it's going! I liked it last night but now am having some issues with it. The foreground, yes. So I will keep you posted.
Thanks very much for your comments Karin, Marcia and Sheryl. The size is 30x40 in.