Friday, March 19, 2010

Oil study #138 - plein air - follow up

Usually when I register for a class I make sure I practice in between classes. But this time I just played catch up with other things during the week. I thought my painting couldn't be worse than the first one. Well it was and it is a no show :( Looking back, I think my problem was that I lost so much time looking for something to paint that I set up for something (a tree) that was not really inspiring me.
This week is off (for the spring break) so I decided to go back and paint the palm trees again. It went much better. I was relaxed and had no expectations. This was my first time ever on my own and surprisingly I wasn't scared of people approaching to check the painting. I didn't care because I'm trying and learning, and it will only get better.

Here's the result. I'm much happier with this one...

Oil on canvas, 6 x 8"

5 comments:

Bob Barker said...

What a difference a day (or several) makes! Great progress, if I may say so.

Bob

Johanne Morin said...
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Johanne Morin said...

Thanks Bob. This is so encouraging, I'll keep trying some more :)

Jo Castillo said...

Ah, I like this. I didn't know you were doing plein air. Looks like you are off to a good start.

Johanne Morin said...

Thanks Jo. I tried plein air classes/workshops with pastel before. And now I'm giving it a trial in oil. We'll see...