A Hot Afternoon for Plein Air Painting

Late Afernoon Plein Air Attempt in Waxahachie

Late Afernoon Plein Air Attempt in Waxahachie

After a full day of teaching school, it turned out to be a long, hot, late afternoon in Waxahachie.  I managed to find some shade on the west side of town next to a biking trail.  I focused on the same train depot and caboose that I tried the past two days.  Again, I’m experimenting with bolder, heavier colors in my watercolor technique.  The results are very different from what I’m used to seeing from my own brush.  After nine “quiet” plein air watercolor sketches that were long on drawing and conservative on color, I decided to pull out some stops and see what I could do with some aggression in my technique.  My jury is still out.  Nevertheless, I’m enjoying the change.  I have plenty of decisions to make.

Thanks for reading.

I paint in order to remember.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself that I am not alone.

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4 Responses to “A Hot Afternoon for Plein Air Painting”

  1. Heidi Russell Says:

    I like the stronger color. To me, it makes the painting more alive.

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  2. Ingidisa/Jiuhl Says:

    That’s a great red. Is it direct from a tube or did you mix it?

    Like

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