Thursday, 25 October 2012

A PRACTICE PAINTING, 8x10, oil, by Sharon Benner

This small practice painting was my first plein air painting in several months.  I tried to capture the light, warm areas and the dark, cool areas.  It was difficult to simplify the colors when there were so many brightly colored leaves and reflected light splashing everywhere.  Painted Wed., 24 Oct.  and it was a beautiful day.

4 comments:

Julie Riker said...

I am glad that you got out to enjoy the Indian summer weather and good to capture the fall colors before the coming storm brings them all down. So happy that you got out to enjoy the peace, connection, and even therapy that painting brings.

Cecelia Lyden said...

Practice or not-this piece is ready to be framed and sold-a wonderful example of plein air painting.

Sharon K Benner said...

Thank you Ladies, I do hope our group gets out to paint the naked trees this winter, I love the strength they create with trunks and branches and beautiful grays in the landscape.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This is stunning, Sharon, with a beautiful palette of colors. Whenever you want to go out to paint this winter, please let me know! We'll post it on the blog.