I found this pallet instead. I also found a couple of more tubes of Gamblin to try out. Yellow Cadmium Medium and whatever that violet color is in the corner of the pallet.
Still working on my process. I am still doing too much drawing and it is keeping me from developing my color to the fullest.
I mixed up the colors in my drawing to help guide me through my color choices.
It was overcast for much of the day and the time flew by. I can't tell you how many times I went through color changes.
I got to the point where I did not think I was going to be able to save the painting. Finally, I said enough is enough and just finished. I have never gone home to finish a painting and I have not ever gone back the next day to finish either.
There are benefits to both approaches. I am not a purist or a snob about a painting being "pure plein air". For me it is about finishing what I start on location. This is a way I can push myself to the next level. It is always about trying to get a completed painting regardless of size or time on site.
The light peeked in and out of the clouds and I did not think I was going to finish. At the end of the day the sun came out as it was setting and changed everything. I had stared at the scene so long it did not matter.
|I still threw away a lot of paint, but at least I did not throw away my pallet as I had been doing. I thought the scaped pallet made a nice little abstract painting. I am a big believer in observing the abstractions that surround you all the time.|
|The value shot reveals a opportunity for more atmospheric perspective.|
It was the longest day of plein air painting on one piece yet. It was amazing that I was able to focus deeply for 6 and half hours. It was like I was in a deep sleep. When I awoke I was hungry and needed to use the restroom. I got stuck in traffic instead.