Monday, September 27, 2010

Just a Touch

5" x 7" oil on gessoed hardboard


On the third day of Fall, there was just a touch of yellow on the leaves (and we broke heat records, as we've done all summer).

This was my first chance to try out my new French easel. It's fantastic - very lightweight and compact, but sturdy. You don't have to use a fancy easel (Tom Brown shows how to use a pizza box and a yardstick), but it's convenient to use one so well-designed.

As always there's a huge difference between painting from life and painting in the studio. It's difficult to frame the scene, there's just so much MORE than in a photo reference.

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