Yayyyyyyy, summer’s here in all its glory. That means it’s time to get pastelling outdoors!! For me, it takes some revving up to do when I’m out of the habit. While Cam was away, I made it a goal to start the ball rolling. I took myself out for breakfast (hmmmm…reward first?) then found a neighbouring park where I set up to paint the sunny view of sea and sailboats.
So let’s take a look at what happened when I went painting en plein air.
It was a coooool day – 11 degrees centigrade! I was in my hoodie, leather jacket, scarf, cap. Just no gloves (and I sure could have used those fingerless ones!)
Okay, back in the studio, a few days later, I took a long hard look at the piece. Click below to hear my thoughts about what I needed to tweak (I didn’t know the recording would show with my photo! And I can’t decrease the size.):
Can you see all the small changes I made? Let me know!!
Pastelling Outdoors Course
There’s just nothing like painting on location. It’s warming up (at least in the northern hemisphere!) and perhaps you are thinking it’s time to try painting on location. Why not check out my ‘Pastel Painting En Plein Air’ course? Click here to learn more.
Here’s what one student had to say:
“I have watched all of your videos and love them. By watching your fantastic videos I hope to be able to loosen up with my strokes and be more creative with my use of color. Both are very hard for me, but your videos are helping a lot. I am looking forward to looking at them on a regular basis so I can pick up every single pointer you give. I am sure that you realize you are rare among art workshop instructors. All of them can explain what they do when they are not doing it! Very few can explain what they are doing when they are doing it!!! Thank you so much for your help!” ~Connie Burkhardt
Already know you want it? Then what are you waiting for?
Next time, I’ll have my monthly round-up. In the meantime, let me know what you think of this post. What did you think of the audio? Was that useful? Interesting? I looooooooove hearing from you 🙂
Until next time
PS. I’m delighted to tell you I’ve finished filming all the videos for my Beginner in Pastels online course. I’m now in the editing stages…..