Thursday, June 22, 2017
I am sorry I was too lazy to follow some of you up the hill -- the views and your paintings are great! I was so tired that evening that couldn't even stand up in front of my easel, so, instead, I went down to the springs, sat on the bench there and did this study of the grasses and springs. Oil on Raymar board, 12"x16".
Posted by Darya at 2:26 PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
It was a beautiful evening to paint from the Union Terrace. I sketched for a while from the Terrace and then went over just west of the Union Theatre. It was pretty peaceful over there with a great view of Picnic Point. I think it would be a good place to paint a nocturne, too.
|View from the Union Terrace|
|Sunset Over Picnic Point|
Meet in the parking lot off Woodward Drive for painting from 8am to noon.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Here are my paintings from the last two DCPAPA outings. Vilas Park and Pheasant Branch Park - the view from Fredericks Hill. Both paintings I tweaked just a bit in my studio. It continues to amaze me how different the paintings can look when viewed indoors. I am pleased that I can see some progress in my painting and that I continue to keep a positive attitude. Both paintings are 9 x 12 on panel using Daniel Smith water soluble oils.
It was a very nice evening at Vilas and I plan to go there again tonight only a little later. The light really got nice after 7pm and looked best after 8pm. The problem is that it doesn't last long! But I thought I would try having my gear all set up and try a couple quick pastels. Pastels are a real advantage when speed is an issue. Last night I painted this small gouache on 6 x 6 Aquaboard.
We had a good group and a nice evening for painting at Vilas Park yesterday. When the sun set there was just a beautiful sky and light on the distant lake shore. Unfortunately I had already finished painting and was packing up. I'm thinking of painting a series of Madison lake shore scenes. So in addition to my Lake Wingra (just a small slice of it) painting from yesterday I'm attaching another painting from my series (of Lake Monona). Doesn't every painting need a distant sailboat?
Friday, June 9, 2017
Had a nice evening and good turnout for painting at Pleasant Branch Creek. Even had a couple ambitious people climb the hill to paint. Despite polite compliments from people walking along the trail where I was painting my painting was pretty awful. But I liked the scene so I used my first effort as a study and did this painting today. So it's not plein air, but it's the same view.