Plein Air Painting: Potomac River Series
Time is flying by and I wanted to share with you the plein air studies completed last week. So far the comfort level of painting outside has been increasing and I am continuing to find ways to experiment and explore...
With this study my goal was to zero in on an area of the shoreline, working on defining the middle ground with the most information while minimizing the detail provided in the forground and background, creating a sense of distance using value and detail.
It got a bit enamored with the two trees in the foreground, spending time on depicting the various vines and leaves that were growing on them.
This study is double the area of all the previous studies, I was curious to work on this new size.
The sky was particularly beautiful when we got to the river's edge.
Later in the morning the dazzling cloud formations and roses had left the sky, however this provided an opportunity to work on painting tree shapes and the reflections in the water.