This time of year in Washington state our ground is covered in these large yellow flower/weed bushes. I don’t know what they are called, but it is really beautiful against all of the dark green pine trees.
Here is a short video I put together of Robin Weiss plain air painting in the field. It is a quick look into his process!
And below is the painting I created during the workshop. I had lots of fun learning new techniques, like working with a palette knife while painting, learning to paint with oils in the rain, and creating new textures. I particularly like how the colors came out on this little study. It may not be my finest piece, but I had tons of fun and learned a bunch that I can apply to my next painting!
I took a plein air painting workshop this last weekend with an amazing local artist, Robin Weiss. It was exciting to see what another painter’s process is like! During the workshop we talked about everything from substrates to paint on, kinds of paints to use, equipment for painting outdoors, how to sketch and compose a scene. Then we moved into the actual painting where Robin gave us a demo from sketch to finish. The photo above was Robin’s finished piece. Amazing!
Also at the workshop was my friend, and former college classmate, Susan! It was great catching up and painting together. Above is the beginning stages of Susan’s painting. (Oh…and I don’t even know what I am doing here, holding my paintbrush as if it was a sword or something…dorky! The hat and hood combo was to combat the rain that was off and on all day during our outdoor painting session. That’s Washington for you. If you waited on the weather you would get nothing done!) Below is a shot of the scene I was painting along with my plein air painted version.
Here is another little painting I finished this week. This one is a 5×7 oil on canvas board. I have not painted clouds in quite a while, so I thought I would give it a go! I am going to a plein air painting workshop tomorrow to hopefully pick up a few tips and tricks of the trade. I am really stoked about it! Have a great weekend!