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Monday, June 25, 2012

Alex Paints Plein Air


Alex, my art student, and I painted plein air this morning.  
Plein air is just a fancy French term for on location, out in the open air.
We walked all around the orchard, flower gardens and yard and finally settled on this site.



She's painting part of one of my husband Jim's flower gardens.
There are echinacea, Queen Anne's lace, marigolds, and a vining purple flower drooping over a railroad tie.



Alex mixing her paint.


Here's my really high tech setup on the back of my golf cart.
My easel is actually in the back of the cart.


Here's Alex with her finished painting.
Not only did she paint plein air, but she also painted alla prima, meaning she got it done in one sitting.

She did a 5 x 7 canvas panel and it is attached to the board with double stick tape.
It was getting pretty warm by the time we finished,
but I think she had a good time and we both learned alot about colors, lights and shadows and how to paint quickly.    




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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows. I work almost daily trying to improve my art and all that entails. I try to learn all I can from others and from the earth itself by being aware of all God has created and its beauty. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com. You can also purchase through my gallery website at www.riverrungallery.com . Thank you so much for stopping by.