Feb 6, 2010

Back to Plein Air!

Whew, after about 2 months of no plein airing, and the 2 pieces in the studio, I went out to New Smyrna Beach with Pat today. It was really hard to get back into the groove. My first sketch was wiped, the second attempt was abandoned after 20 minutes, and out of frustration I sketched this blue van parked in front of a dark red building. I felt better then, but didn't feel like I produced anything up to my standards. Need to go back out a lot more again!
Nach 2 Monaten Pause vom Plein Air Malen traf ich mich mit Pat in New Smyrna Beach, wo ich nach 2 vergeblichen Versuchen diese kleine Oelskizze vollbrachte. Nicht meine normale Qualitaet, aber wenigstens weiss ich nun, dass ich doch oefters draussen ueben muss...

Parking 5"x7" oil on board

2 comments:

NSB Mom said...

you are very talented. you could be painting dead grass and make it look good...

Ruth said...

LOL, thanks a lot... it really does take a while to get back into this type of painting. The wind and chill didn't help - that's gonna be my excuse and I'll stick to that!