This morning I took my Art Box and Panel and did a “refresher” practice run on my back patio again. It helped me to figure out some things:
--I REALLY don’t like to be cold.
--Fuzzy gloves don’t work very well. Fuzz kept finding it’s way into the most inconvenient places.
--Gamblin Galkyd Gel makes for great texture, especially when applied with a knife.
--Working with a limited palette somehow simplifies and speeds up the color mixing process.
--Paint gets stiffer when it’s cold outside. So do I.
--Two hours is about the limit for an outdoor painting or else the shadows move too much and the colors change too much to continue. Quick work is necessary.
--Creating a portable plexiglass shelter with a built in space heater is not an option, so says my husband.
Here is my little painting for this morning. I actually did a painting in 2 ½ hours. For me that’s fast, and it turned out pretty good. :) I’m encouraged.
|Early Autumn Trees in Morning Light 7"x5" Oil on Gessobord|