Sunday, May 24, 2009

Yet another lovely plein air painting day

Break Time
8" x 6"
oil on canvas board

Painting number one: My first ever attempt at painting sheep! I like it. I practiced rearranging the scene to suit my needs. Which was kind of a necessity because the sheep kept moving around as they belched at their young. These sheep didn't bleat. They belched. It was the strangest thing I have ever heard.

8" x 6"
oil on canvas board

Painting number two: Same location, facing a different direction. I don't care for this one. There is not enough definition in the trees- they just sort of blend in with things they shouldn't. There isn't enough contrast to suit my taste either. I also don't care for the way the trees all sort of line up. Irritating.

The sheep were very obliging and moved to this side of the field when I started painting it.
I'm going to try this one again another day.

Union Flat
6" x 8"
oil on canvas board

Painting number 3: I have driven past this scene like fifty times and never stopped to try it. The rocks are what drew me, initially, but I ended up concentrating more on the water so my rocks are pretty indistinct. I enjoyed this painting, and will definitely be stopping there again. Next time I will focus on the rocks a bit more...


labrown said...

Congratulations on a successful day out. I saw the sheep right away. By the way, Karin Jurick at A Painting Today painted her last piece on a red panel! You trend setter you! Best /Lee

Marian Fortunati said...

Hi Sara!!
Wow... you painted three paintings in ... how long were you out there??? I love the sheep and the water...
I like how you use the red color to block in the shapes... or.. maybe I missed that.. I see from the comment here that you used a red panel?? hmmmmm. Interesting.
Do you use these studies for larger paintings or are you happy with the fun experience??

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Your paintings look like fun. I like how you massed in the sheep shapes but kept it loose.