Wednesday, 27 May 2015

''Liquid Mirror'', pastel.


Regardless of busy schedule I managed somehow to find "Me time"
and work on my Plein Air entry to Camp Hill Plein Air 2015 competition.
Here I am - fist painting day, painting by the creek at Fort Hunter.
Needless to say - this is my favorite painting spot, what I visited more then once.
I never get tired of it, place is just beautiful, yet - quiet enough.
If You lucky enough to get there on a sunny day - light effects on a water are 
totally mesmerizing... This is what I was after - 
capturing play of light and color on a water surface.
Easy to say, not that easy to accomplish, considering the fact -
not only light is changing by the minute,
but also water surface going through constant changes... 
Now it calm and then it has ripples from the wind or current or small animal seeming across,
and as water surface changes, so do reflections...
I have to say it was real fun to work like this...
chasing constant change in hope to capture it - beautifully.
The other challenging factor was a fact that I decided to get out of my "Plein Air comfort zone" 
and for once paint bigger. Normally I would work in 8 x 10 or 9 x 12" format.
This time I went with 11 x 14", what is almost twice bigger
compare to my "normal" Plein Air paintings.
It took me two sessions to finish this work, but it is done
and I'm happy with what I have here.



"Liquid Mirror", 14 x 11" Pastel.

...and tomorrow I have a free day and weather should be nice and I'll be back 
to more painting!...

6 comments:

Clare Klaum said...

Lovely! I think you accomplished your goal. Love the Title!

Tatiana Myers said...

Thank You, Clare! I sure did this time. You did well Yourself too!

Cecelia Lyden said...

SOFT, SUBTLE BEAUTY, TATIANA.

Tatiana Myers said...

Thank You, Cecelia!

Julie Riker said...

Fort Hunter is a favorite spot for me as well. Both of your Camp Hill paintings are lovely.

Tatiana Myers said...

Thank You, Julie! Looking forward to paint with You and Cecelia this upcoming Saturday.