Friday, October 26, 2012

New Plein Air work

This is an 8x10 oil from a scene in the Seattle Horticultural Garden, facing west, over a pond. I believe that's the Intramural Athletics building in the background. I tried a more pointillist, or broken color style, with some of the red-orange underpainting showing through. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

More Plein Air Work

Here are several more paintings done from my outdoor sessions this fall. Top one is an 11x14 version of a painting I've done a few variations of. It's an idyllic summer evening with a lone canoe near the water lilies on the west side of  Green Lake, near my home in  Seattle.

Below that is an 8x16 view southwest toward Lake Washington and the 520 Bridge from the Seattle Horticultural Center grounds.

At bottom, is an 8x10 version of the beached boats at Lake Sammamish  State Park east of Seattle. 

Weather continues great in this area however outdoor painting season is probably over as it cools down. Rains come back this weekend, finally, as we need the water now after over two months with only a sprinkling of rain. Grass has turned mainly yellow and nights are turning cool at 40's.