Rockin' it Pein-air
Dralorint: verb, Dra-lor'-int.
Pertaining to landscape painting: simultaneous action of drawing on a canvas with a close proximation of a desired color applied with a paint brush to canvas in the hope of not globing on gobs of muck that no sane person would recognize as the rendition intended.
A Little Digital on the Side PleaseStudio work on a plein air painting from last year. Began some shadow work to background but when I got to the foreground trees I just could not see it from the forest so I thought to bring a pic of it into an iPad APP so as to define it without mucking up the painting surface.
Same panel with work done to all areas except foreground trees and sky. I simplified the composition by removing the mid-ground clump of trees that originally held my attention but created dule initial focus points (artist license
Size did not matter
Two recent plain'air pieces done nearby in the Cibola National Forest. I was concerned that working small would prove difficult but was so encouraged by these that I put together a field pack to use for outdoor work (see below). I'll have a go at revising these two so as to get my studio painting gear in order and post the progress.
|8x10 on tinted gessoed panel.|
|The field pack packed and deployed.|