Monday, May 25, 2009

Tuesday After The Rain - Plein air

Tuesday After The Rain 8x10 Oil on Masonite

This is another (Number 2) stab at plein air painting. Again, this is (sort of) the view from my "studio" window which faces West.

We had totally gray skies with a gentle, soft rain all morning then around 2-3 PM the clouds started breaking up and we had skies similar to this.

In reality, there are homes in the foreground, but I didn't feel like cluttering this with those details. Speaking of details, my camera and I are at odds again about focusing. I'll keep trying to get a sharply focused photo - in the meantime just squint at this picture and you won't know it's not nicely focused. :-)


  1. Your skys are really good (and didn't need to squint!)
    See you!

  2. Thank you, Carolina. I've been practicing with the camera and it works fine until I try to make a photo of a painting. It must be something I'm either doing or NOT doing!

    I'm going to try my scanner! I'll let you know what happens :-)

    Ken B.

  3. I tried scanning with the painting in a "thin" frame (to keep the paint off of the glass). It didn't work - the "copy" was dark and not usable at all. Back to the camera! :-( :-) Whatever.


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