Tuesday, October 12, 2010
sunset on the field
Last night I went out to my soccer field to attempt a plein air painting of the quickly setting sun. The time one has to work is so small, about 10 minutes and then there are BIG changes. I set up an underpainting of transparent brown oxide oil before "the show" began. When the sun finally set to the place where it lit the tree edges, the race began. I must admit that keeping my pastels in the same place helped since the light in my eyes was blinding. I could not see the pastels or the paper with any reliability. I would reach for a pastel and hope it was correct. (pastelist, keep your box in order!) I am working with this in the studio now and I think I will return to the field again tonight.