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Two new plein air paintings

So two new plein air paintings are almost dry.

I started off with doing paintings just around the house..familiar ground..juts to get my confidence back. I can’t start off new with concentrating on all the aspects of plein air techniques, as well as handling people watching. The most difficult part of getting back into it, was staying with large shapes and not moving into picky painting. To help me with that, I had a limited palette of 6 colours and only two large flat brushes – a large one for getting down the main shapes and a slightly smaller one towards the end, getting down the impressionistic strokes.

…four à pain..

oil on linen, 24X33cm

Four à pain 27-07-2013 12-13-08 2699x3252

I almost gave up halfway through the first painting(seen below), since I couldn’t recognize any thing on the canvas at that stage, but I knew I would sulk for the rest of the month, so I had no choice but finish it. I am fairly happy and I know the process will just get better from now on… given that I continue painting of course!

..la route..

oil on board, 33X42cm

La route 27-07-2013 12-14-54 2535x3509

I just realized once again…it isn’t the completed painting that gives me the biggest kick, but the process that leads up to the end result. Now that I have some two or four paintings finished, busy drying, my biggest excitement is not seeing them in completion on the easels, but feeling the itch to start a new canvas.

5 responses

  1. I am glad your itch came back..for you and for me..
    I can make everything out…:)Vraiment tu maîtrises tous les mediums à la perfection..Bonne fin de ce dimanche et belle semaine x

    July 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm

  2. I really like the big, bold strokes of color, Ronelle! I’ve never worked in oil but I love how it can be layered.

    July 28, 2013 at 9:37 pm

  3. You are always such an inspiration for me Ronelle! I love your free colorful strokes !!!

    July 29, 2013 at 12:27 am

  4. “my biggest excitement is not seeing them in completion on the easels, but feeling the itch to start a new canvas.” Oh so understand that feeling.

    I like how the top one has come out, well done on perservering with it.

    August 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm

  5. I so like your style! That four à pain is fantastic! Great strokes, wonderful mix of colors!

    August 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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