(35) Prince of Wales
6 x 8, oil
My dad loved gardening much like I love painting. He advised hopeful gardeners to focus on enjoying the process of gardening, and "avoid being discouraged by weeds, insects, grasses and dry weather, as they are a sure thing. As time goes by, you will learn a lot about nature". As I painted this, I realized that the same could be said about painting. There will always be challenges with values, color relationships, drawing, etc; but the best way to learn is by observing nature; that is, painting directly from life.
"Working outdoors or from life puts you in direct contact with the life force, not just the light and the landscape, but also the vitality of the world around you"...plein-air master painter, George Carlson
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Today is my 30th day of posting a daily painting (woohoo!); I plan to celebrate by stepping away from the easel for a couple of days to enjoy time with family.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!