“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” Henry David Thoreau
This is my fourth little painting. It's a redo of the one below. I wasn't happy with the original composition so I gave it another go.
Last Sunday I painted this. It was Easter Sunday Afternoon and all the parks were packed with picnickers. I finally found a spot to set up and got to work. I'm getting more comfortable with setting up my portable easel, also called a pochade, with all it's knobs and leavers.
I bought a palette knife and want to get better at mixing color. It's like I can see the shade I want in my head but I haven't figured out how to make it yet. Time to pull out one of my old color theory books.
Next stop, a beach painting, or perhaps the back bay. I have six little canvases left.
Happy Weekend! What's on your plate?
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso