Plein air painting at the lake update:
A few weeks ago I shared on a previous post, my Plein air painting of our Duckworth boat oil painting, that I started at the lake. By the time we were ready to leave for home, my painting wasn’t finished, as far as details go. But that’s okay, as I rarely bring a painting to completion in the field.
I paint slowly and enjoy a certain level of realism. I can’t paint fast nor impressionistically. Don’t misunderstand me, I love impressionism and would enjoy painting in that style, but my brain won’t let me. I have no idea how to paint loosely. So I have stopped fighting with the art monkey and given in to the fact that this is how I paint.
Here is the completed painting, to which, I’m quite pleased with the results. The Duckworth Boat oil painting is 6″x6″ on gessoed panel. It will be framed in black with a silver liner and become part of my personal collection, as a memory of our day at the lake.
Even though there weren’t many boats out on the lake that day, I added one in the distance for composition’s sake. The birds were added to the painting for the same reason as the distant boat. I always like to add birds to my landscapes. It not only gives life to a painting but adds movement to the eye flow.
Painting the letters and numbers on the side of the boat was a bit of a challenge. This particular painting panel has no tooth and so it can be difficult to paint fine detail. All is good though because it adds an air of painterly quality to the piece. I’m happy with it.
Thanks for stopping by. If you have any thoughts I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time;