Monday, March 2, 2015

"Peter's Canyon End of the Trail"

"End of the trail, Peter's Canyon" - 9x12" oil on canvas

3rd place in the OC Fair Plein Air Division

To have a group of people to paint with and to learn a new style of painting, I joined SoCalPapa, a plein air club here in Orange County.

For those who know my tight, detail painting style, you can imagine how difficult it is for me to paint loosely.  I have been becoming a bit more impressionistic but two paint outs ago, I hated my painting and wanted to start over.  Instead, I took a knife to it.  A pallet knife that is.  This was the outcome.  Not bad for the first time with a knife.