Friday, May 31, 2013

Plein Air Challenge: Day 12

I've been trying to think about a goal or concept I want from my daily piece before I go out each morning.  Of course, that doesn't always work.  Often what I decide to do and what I thought I wanted to do are two different things.  But today it worked.  After painting so many cloudy gray days in a row with nothing but green, I really wanted to focus on finding the variety in the color I see.  I pushed the sky just a little more violet, and also pushed the warmer grays in the water.  It's interesting that just a little pushing toward cool or warm without getting into intense color can really make a difference.

"Tree Reflection"  oil  6x6  ©Kim Casebeer