Saturday, September 4, 2010
The Kensington Plein Air Paint Out is today. It's always nice to do a local event. To do it you have to paint with in the parameters of old Kensington. This corner and another are the "out- liers" of the town and today the light was magnificent. Normally I wouldn't stand so exposed but this morning I felt bold. There was a constant flow of people and cars in the second hour of painting. One man even brought a number of his paintings for me to see. There are pluses and minuses to being so exposed.
My thoughts when painting this were about overall color harmony- the munsell complements- violet and yellow green and keeping the shapes bold, yet bathed in the morning light...contrast.
It's funny to me; it is soooooo recognizable where this corner is. Yes, I took some liberaties and played down the storage facility and parking lot, plus the loads of signage.....but still this confluence of main streets. It's a corner where I wait at the flashing light at least 5 times a day. To me it was so real, yet bathed in light, the way I want to see it. When I showed it to Paul, he didn't know where it was. hmmmm. Vision is a very personal thing.