Thursday, March 4, 2010

"You May Take 3 Giant Steps Backwards"

Mother May I?
8x10, oil on panel
I've been in painting purgatory. But you'd be surprised how fun it is! This week I went to my first plein air class with Laurel. That means we're painting outside - oh my. Perhaps you remember when I last whined on this topic. Not much has changed. I'm still flumoxed by the gear and the light and creating a composition on the fly. Laurel wanted us to use one of the blocking-in methods we studied in our recent still life class. Hah! I felt lucky to find my brushes. Everything I thought I knew flew right out of my head. I painted this today from the "study" I started in class. Yuck. The upside? The people, of course. It was a spectacular day on the beautiful grounds of Laguna Gloria and the conversation was lively. I can't wait to go through it again!


Trish Siegel said...

I really like this Mitzi. 'Looking forward to seeing it tomorrow! Nice work!

Laurel Daniel said...

Yes, you may! And that's just the thing... you just can't wait to go back for more! :) Good job on this one.