I no longer post to my blog, but it contains several years worth of short articles I've written regarding various painting tips, thoughts, and inspiration for pastelists and oil painters. I began the blog in 2011 simply as a resource for students I taught at my studio at the time. I stopped posting in 2018, but even though I've grown in my artistic journey since then, much of what I've shared here is still relevant, and therefore I've kept it visible for anyone who cares to skim though it.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Church on Mimosa Blvd., oil, 8 x 10
A group of us had John Guernsey teach another plein air session with us yesterday. Since one of his specialties is buildings/structures, we chose a location accordingly. We painted along Mimosa Blvd. in Roswell, GA. John's demo was very similar to the scene I painted here. Although mine isn't quite finished and I see a few things off kilter, I'll probably leave it as is so I don't cover up areas John discussed with me or tweaked a bit on my canvas. I like to keep paintings like this from classes and workshop to serve as learning tools in view in my studio so I can reference them as I work on new paintings. I photographed this quickly just before I packed up my gear yesterday, hence the little added piece of nature stuck to the canvas next to the church steeple.