|"First Ascent" Quick Draw 12x10 Sold|
|Outside the First Assent Coffee Shop with my Quick Draw|
Quick draws are a common part of plein air competitions and generally you have about two hours to complete a painting from start to finish. Then you have to hustle your WET painting back to the gallery get it framed and hung for exhibition in a matter of hours! It's always really stressful for me up until the painting starts to work...Once I realize the composition is coming together then I can relax and enjoy the ride. This painting took me all of the two hours to complete since it was pretty complex for a quick draw but it payed off and the painting sold in the gallery later.
TIP; If you look closely you can see that I have mounted my panel in a floater style frame then wrapped the frame with brown paper. That way when I am done its easy to pull off the paper and the painting is already framed and ready to go!
At Paint the Peninsula I got a late start on the quick draw. After finally getting situated the paint just flowed onto the canvas almost painting itself! I love it when that happens!!
|Paint the Peninsula Quick Draw|
I'll be writing more about PTP in future posts! I'm still pretty far behind on my blog....So many paintings....so little time!
Stay tuned for more adventures....In Plein Air!