Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
11"x14" original plein air oil
This is a plein air oil painting I did while attending Susan Abbott's workshop. It is a church in Plainfield, VT, a lovely, quintessential Vermont setting. Susan emphasized having a visual idea to work with and having a plan that includes the structure of the space. There are a lot of things I like about this painting, including the three strong verticals with the poles and steeple. The large masses of red and green trees with the white of the building and the electric/phone lines that dissect the space. I highly recommend Susan as a teacher. She structures her workshops with studio exercises and outdoor painting and she focuses on specific concepts to work with.