Friday, 11 February 2011
plein air study by Cathy Mabius
I purposely didn't title this post, because my intent when in the woods painting was only to capture the colors that I saw. In fact, I remembering groaning when I reached for the panel in my pack because it was a GOOD panel and this was going to be just a quick color study, not a "plein air painting" -- I was already working on one of "those" looking straight across the stream, struggling to capture what I saw and making a good painting that I could pop in a frame to place at a gallery and hopefully sell. That painting was well on its way, but then I looked to my right and saw this.
I took the chance, grabbed a new panel, mixed my colors on the plastic wrapping of another panel and got it down on canvas. Then I threw it aside and continued on my other painting, which is now in a frame. This little guy (12 x 9) is sitting beside my easel right now... I don't intend to sell it. Why? It is much more valuable as a study that I meant it to be...
If you'd like to see the studio painting I just completed using this study, visit my blog at www.cathymabius.blogspot.com.
Posted by Cathy Mabius at 12:38