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Monday, February 16, 2015

Plein Air Oil Painting

Kate and I went to Yarra Bend Park in Fairfield.
We went to NMIT nursery to get some plants and set up easels across the road, overlooking city.

I painted from this viewpoint before, and this is a very good study of colour green.
This is a very difficult subject, there are so many greens going on here, and capturing very subtle tonal difference turned out to be a big challenge.
I tried to use different combination of Cad Lemon, Ivory Black, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna.

When I look at the painting now, I realise that these trees look too close. There should be more distance between the road at front and trees. Also, I can't see the depth of field of these trees. In another word, they all look too flat.

However, it really was a wonderful day here in Melbourne and we had a great time.

Oil on panel. 16 x 20 in.

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