Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cheney Mansion  oil  8x10
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Painted this with my plein air students in June.  A gorgeous day, we spent the previous day indoors  working from photos because of rain.  What I noticed was- when the students got outside the next day, because of the emphasis on abstracting the photo the day before they were less intimidated, felt more in charge and were less overwhelmed.  One of my students called it "blobism"- not painting individual things but seeing the scene as areas of value and color.

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