Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Light Through the Forest" Moran State Park, plein air , oil landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Light Through the Forest" 6x8 oil on panel      sold
This is a good example of how a plein air painting can be enhanced after touching it up in the studio. I realized when I got back home after studying the photos, the forest could be perceived as older and deeper if the foreground tree shape was made larger. It also gave a dark value background for suggesting some detail of the smaller trees growing up.
Plein air work in progress

 Here you see the painting as I completed it on location.
 I had mounted it on a floater frame and then covered it in brown paper so the wet painting could be hung for the show at the end of the event. It worked very well and no paint got on the frame!

1 comment:

Susan McManamen said...

Really lovely painting, Robin. Thanks for showing a bit of your process.