Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Morning Plein Air

                                                                                                     Acrylic 6x6"

I had to get up early and go to work this morning, so I decided to try to capture a sunrise.  I need to do lots more plein air.  There really is nothing like painting from life.  I've been painting a complicated (for me) painting from a photograph lately that has taken multiple painting sessions and still isn't finished.

Here I am to complain about the photograph again.  The darker part in the trees isn't this contrasty in the painting.  I don't know why my photos often do this.   It's my newer camera, this time, too...so not just the same camera doing the same thing over and over.  Oh, well--pretend those jarring dark areas in the left tree, especially, are not really that dark!

This is Jupiter Road, Christmas morning 2012, not exactly right at sunrise, obviously, but pretty much as soon as the fog cleared enough to let the sun through.  You may remember this painting site from this post.

Enjoy your holidays, everyone!


Mary Maupin said...

I don't see any "jarring dark areas". I think it's a nice painting. The earlier one of the same subject is one of my favorites.

ME said...

Nice to see the different interpretations of the same subject. I can't decide if I have a favorite as I like both.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Mary and Mom...It was just great to be OUT THERE doing the painting!

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