Oil paintings—still life, plein air landscape, and figure
Monday, April 18, 2011
Prom Dresses at Rada's, Wakefield
I've mentioned Mary Taggart, a local artist I paint with now and then. We couldn't resist standing on Main Street one very chilly, windy Sunday, to paint Rada's window display. My easel blew over before we even got started and the sunlight lit up the shop window, as well as our canvases (bad glare!), so we turned our easels sideways to the subject and turned our heads back and forth to paint! Such are the challenges and fun, of plein air painting. We had a blast. My painting looked rather sketchy when we called it quits and I finished it up at home—as a sketch...study? What's the difference? Anyone know? Can't wait to go again. Ready, Mary?