A new painting in the works

I started a brand new painting of a friend of mine with her three dogs on her property. It's a very foggy scene and she's out with her dogs. I had been trying to figure out how to approach this piece. and paint the foggy landscape for a while now.  I've never done this before, this is new territory for me, so it's going to be quite the learning curve. I've never painted a foggy landscape, let alone a huge one.…

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Tips for New Plein Air Painters…

Painting outdoors is probably the Best way to learn to paint. This is where you will learn about light and how it affects color. You will learn how to paint atmosphere and capture the mood very quickly. Each time you paint en plein air, you will learn what Not to do next time! You Will improve with each painting, it's inevitable. There are no secrets to learning to paint beautifully. Only time put in. Actual painting. Lots of it. I personally recommend…

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Color mixing for Plein air painting…

Last Saturday I bundled up and packed up my custom made plein air easel and set up in my backyard next to the creek. It was on the cold side, I could only find one glove, so my fingers froze somewhat until the camera man gave me one of his huge gloves. I may have gotten it covered in paint... oops! One thing I've learned from experience, is to premix my colors before heading out. Trying to mix as you go along…

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