Monday, January 9, 2012

Fairchild Tropical Gardens PLEIN AIR

I was privileged to get to paint with Morgan Samuel Price at Fairchild Tropical Gardens on Saturday and Sunday this week.  I am new to plein air painting and is, so far, the most difficult thing I've done.  We got to paint on two incredible cool and clear South Florida days.  The Fairchild staff were welcoming and wonderful and I would suggest that anyone who wants to paint, or just visit a beautiful place, visit the gardens.   I'm pleased with these paintings in terms of pochade color sketches but realize how much there is to learn.  

My sincere appreciation to Morgan for her patience, advice, mentorship, and friendship.

 This is the lake view that we painted on Sunday

 This is my attempt at the lake view.  9" x 12" oil on linen panel

 This is Morgan's fantastic version of the lake view.  16" x 20" oil on linen panel

Morgan and me

Morgan's painting of a beautiful trellis walkway.  16" x 20" oil on linen panel

My attempt at the trellis walkway   9" x 12" oil on linen panel

Friday, January 6, 2012

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