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Here's a Plein Air question for yas!
Is anyone working on any Plein Air Paintings? What techniques do you find most helpful when working on these?
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August 1st, 2011 #3
Lock in your idea and your shadow patterns from the beginning and never chase the light. You only have three hours at the most on ckear days depending on the angle of the sun in relation to the painting. maybe five hours on a heavily overcast day. Start with small size canvases and a big brush. pay attention to saturation and hue shifts as well as value. I have a number of demos on my blog in step by step process you might find them useful. Scroll down on th eblog to see the plein air ones (the first two are a digital painting and mural )
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Good equipment, designed to take into the field and efficient to set up is a must.
Do twenty minute starts - 6x8 or 8x10 at the largest. Do 100 at least. Number your paintings on the back.
Research the top people in the market, find out if they teach and take a few workshops. See whose work speaks to you and learn as much as you can about their methods.
And definitely what Marine and dpaint said.
August 1st, 2011 #7
The important thing to do is step back from your easel, "frame up" your support/canvas pretty exact, then move your frame out to the view. "Zoom" by moving hands toward/away obviously. The first important thing to note is the horizon...where it sits in the frame. Then the big shapes/masses and also where elements leave the frame.
You'll get the hang of it - easier done than said.