|Cumulus Clouds over the Huron River - 6 x 6 Oil on panel|
I took a plein air workshop with Kim Casebeer a few years ago, and while I don't feel any of the paintings I did during the workshop were worthy to post, I did get some photos while we were out at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor. That is not to say that Kim isn't a great artist and teacher -- she is amazing! I am just landscape and plein air-challenged. I need lots more practice. That said, I am pretty happy with this one that I did from one of the photos. I tried to remember what Kim said about cool and warm temperatures, and atmosphere, etc. I had to imagine some of that as the photo of course flattened out the shadows and highlights.
So here in Milford we have a plein air group that meets at Kensington park every Saturday at 8:00 am, rain or shine. And I hear that some of the members are more than happy to help newbies with tips and tricks of the trade... I think it is high time I ventured out into the elements for some plein air painting!