Saturday, June 19, 2010

Plein Air Workshop

Come On In, We're Open
Oil with a palette knife on artist board
8" x 8"
Click on the image to enlarge

Last weekend, the husband and I participated in a Plein Air Workshop taught by the talented and creative artist, Kim Morin Weineck. She started with a short lecture and handed out all this fun stuff to help us get inspired. And look at the cute bags she made for everyone that contained fun art supplies to help us out with our planning and sketching.

It was a little grey out but the rain held off for the most part. We set up in Norwood Center and I decided to paint the front of Julie's store which is so cute. Here is Kim all set up to paint (and keeping pesky people from parking there and blocking my view!)

Lately I had been painting a lot from photographs and you forget how the photo is somewhat already cropped and composed for you, so Kim reminded us when you paint on location, it's important to plan what you are going to paint by sketching it out first. Here is my page of possible compositions. I decided to go with the square format.

And this shows my setup after I had worked up my sketch onto the panel.

And of course, I had to include some close up shots of the painting.

What a fun day all around. Here's a link to see Polo's painting.


kerry hawkins art and photo said...

this is so much fun. I love it. The shop looks great

Autumn Leaves said...

Wow, Ann! I so love this piece. I like the composition you chose to go with as well. There is something about mullioned windows for me...they hearken back to days of old. The light you've captured beautifully and I find myself trying to see through the glass to see what treasures this place holds. Very well done, my friend!! Off to see what Polo has done!

Anonymous said...

Hurray! What fun it was to see this summary of our great day painting outside.

Loved your piece, too!

(Can I steal this for my blog?)

LACTESS! (sounds a bit like a real word, doesn't it?)

Ann Gorbett said...

Thanks Kerry and Sherry. And Kim, of course-steal away.

polodidit said...

Thanks for reliving the fun day (and educational too) we had out there! I also really like how you did the windows!

Sue Zafarana said...

Ann, the painting of Gallery 9 is fantastic! It looks and "sounds" like you guys had a great day with Kim. Hope to see you soon.

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