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Monday, December 19, 2016

Plein Air Oil Painting

It was windy and hot, so I decided to go to my favourite Le Page homestead in Plenty Gorge Park. 
This shelter is very useful in a day like this. 
I've done this subject before on a smaller canvas. It's a great study of perspectives. 

My iPhone can't capture the contrast of highlights and shadows, as you can see here. It's better to paint than taking photos :)

I was very careful measuring angles, spending 45 minutes correcting and adjusting. 
Looking at the painting now, I think beams are not aligned with tin roof :(

The foreground can be very monotonous when it occupies a big space. You can do sky relatively easily by manipulating clouds, though. 
I spent 3 hours. 

Oil on panel. 16x20 in. 



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