|Coindre Hall 8x12 oil|
Yesterday, my group and I went to Huntington, to paint at Coindre Hall. We have been meeting every Tuesday to paint out doors. It has been a struggle for me, but it is so worth the difficulties we face when painting on location. I love it and hopefully if it means getting out everyday, just to do a quick sketch it will be so worth the effort.
So it is the old question that most artist ask: Plein air vs Studio painting. When in the studio we have our reference material and it is always so much more comfortable, not easier just less stressful. But when we paint outdoors, everything surrounds us, the atmosphere the colors the weather and of course sounds. It's exciting and nerve wracking at the same time.
Many times when we go out and a painting is started on location and I will finish it at home, or it gets stored with the incomplete pile of work.
I have missed blogging and all my fellow bloggers. Face Book has got me under it's spell , I post daily, it's quick and easy. But does not compare to the down home feeling that is achieved blogging with kindred spirits.
Hope all is well and I have been enjoying the lovely work posted on my side bar. Happy Painting everyone.