I paint this plein air but never submitted it because I did not get the foreground water finished. I had to cut it short to make it to the plein air painting event in the Daniel Boone home. Ended up with only an hour to paint there, Then on to a winery for another painting.
14" x 11" oil on panel
I reworked this from the photo. I am going back and forth over this and I think I like the simpler plein air version better.
I found a set of water soluble oils in the discount section. Getting my painting to look like the ones on the internet that resemble a watercolor is another matter. The color choices are limited and there are a lot of hues. I do like the ease of clean up. It may take me a while to learn how to get that watercolor look without loosing the dark values.
Last week I participated in Augusta Plein Air Art Festival. I had a good time painting the nocturne while enjoying the company of some fun artists.
10" x 8" oil on baltic panel
This was my first painting during the event, a mute swan named Harry who lives at the Defiance Ridge Winery. This area is known for its many fine wineries that offer great vistas for the plein air artists. This one sold that day.
12" x 9" oil on baltic panel
Klondike Park is located in an abandoned quarry outside of Augusta along the Katy Trail. This was my third attempt to capture the rocks after I wiped off the first two.