We had another nice outing at McCarthy Park last week. Here's my "end of summer" painting.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The weather did clear for a few hours on Thursday and we even had some blue sky. We had a small group painting until it started raining again around 11 am. Here's another pond painting, started on site but finished at home. Fall colors are coming! I'd welcome any suggestions for locations for our next outings.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
No, we aren't going painting here this week but I came across that interesting quote by JMW Turner who famously painted this mountain near Lucerne, Switzerland in the mid-19th century. He painted the mountain some 30 times; three of the most famous watercolor versions are below. None of them looks realistically like the photo above. He had the advantage of not having hyper-realistic photographic images of the scene lodged in his memory. Even though I went to the summit many years ago in April when it was still covered with snow, when I think of the Rigi, I always see Turner's "The Blue Rigi, Sunrise" in my mind. Plein air painting - what a great job!
|The Dark Rigi|
|The Red Rigi|
|The Blue Rigi, Sunrise|