Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Morning Over Easy, Late Summer Plein Air in the Artist's Garden

14"x11" oil on linen mounted on archival panel
$575, framed

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Last Friday was another beautiful summer day here in New England.  So of course I left the studio to get outside to my side garden.  I can stand and paint in the shade of the house for a while, until the sun crests over the roof top.  At the top of the morning the arbor is in total shade, my aim was to catch the light just as it crested the arbor,  quickly indicating where everything was still in shade, and where the sun was brilliantly lighting everything up (the colorful zinnias in the front yard).  Once you see what you want, as a painter, you'd better indicate it quick on your canvas, and REMEMBER it. The light continues to change and you won't be seeing what initially attracted you to the scene. 

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Blogger Sand Hill Art said...

Best wishes in Norfolk. Love your high key palette.

September 5, 2012 at 4:57 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks so much Sally Ann!

September 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM  

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