Friday, August 8, 2014

Pain Air

This morning I did the colored stix drawing on a rise overlooking Stratton and Blair, and in the afternoon returned to do the oil painting.  It can be shocking when a painting done outdoors is seen indoors.  What you thought was bright and light turns out to be dark and heavy.  Also one loses track of time, but if you spend more than an hour on a small painting, then that extra effort usually goes into destroying the painting.  I have another related view lined up for tomorrow, and will try it again.


Donna T said...

I enjoy your drawings as much as your paintings, Bob. You seem to get useful information down while I end up with a bunch of unrelated lines! Pain air is still worth it - there's nothing like being there.

Bob Lafond said...

Donna, Thank you. I think that plein air painting is like a drug.