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Plein Air at Badin Lake

Badin Lake 6-2015 Web-Badin-Sky_Rwellner_8x10Had the lovely opportunity to do some plein air at Badin Lake this weekend.  Beautiful place, gorgeous weather.  Got to zone out for three hours painting! My favorite thing!!!  The top painting was done completely with palette knife.  I did block in with a brush of course.  Then I tried to very deliberately paint it from the back forward.  First laid in the sky, then the farthest view, then closer, etc. etc.  I’ve read recently that that is the best way to have success with the palette knife.  Not my style to be very deliberate!!

The next painting I changed the focus to the clouds, which were moving quickly!  So I can’t say that I painted them specifically.  Just tried to get their essence from observing.  This one I used my brush but tried to load it up with more paint than usual.  So much to learn with plein air!!I think I could have blued or grayed down the farthest scene to make it more successful.

All the best!  Happy painting!

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