Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Morning Run" plein air painting, Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland, Washington

I set up in the shade for my first painting at Jim Lamb's PA workshop in Kirkland.  It was a beautiful day promising to be very hot and lots of folks were coming to the park. I tend to have a hard time painting figures into a plein air painting so I made a point to try and get them in this one. Jim gave me some good advice about adjusting values and a good tip that "rich ,saturated color(in the foreground and around the focal point) reads sunny day".
8x10 oil on panel

I tried to get one more quick 5x7  done at the end of the day. Sometimes these quick sketches can be the best ones, This one seems to be a bit washed out and flat.  Overall a great day of painting with good friends, Emiliya, Janet, Dianna, and our excellent workshop host Jim Lamb!

5 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

I love paintings with friends... You and your friends seemed to have had a great day!!

Robin Weiss said...

Painting is fun but painting with friends is the best!! Thanks Marian!

DARRELL ANDERSON said...

Nice ones, Rob.

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Darrell!

Frank Zweegers said...

Looks really nice!