Sunday, November 1, 2009

First Plein Air Painting

My first Plein Air. January 1st with a dry, cold and windy day. 38 degrees!!! I finished that piece as fast as I could!! It was cold and the paint was drying quickly. I would spray the paint on the pallette then paint the painting. I finished and went to other artists and showed the finished painting. They had just got started!! Acrylic can be a challenge but what a joy!!
9" x 12" Acrylic


Tracy Hall said...

Hi Jim
Really enjoying your recent landscapes - what a beautiful area you live in!


Krista Hasson said...

This is stunning, the others must have been miffed lol so quick and so good!

James F. Smith said...

Yes it is beautiful in Oregon. All that rain!! A challenge for acrylic plein air artists!! Thanks for all the hard work just for posting!! Thanks again!!

The ladies are very nice!! They forgive me!!
Thanks Krista for the posts!! Lets paint!!

DEB said...

I love your painting! I think I'd love plein air painting if you could do it from inside a vehicle, or a ski lodge...Can you do that? Is it legal?

Dors said...

Stunning. Love the lights in this piece. Just breathtaking.

James F. Smith said...

Thanks for the hello!! The light makes it!!

James F. Smith said...

Who set the rules? Not me!! I painted the seascape painting because it had been raining!! Try that with acrylic!! I set in my warm place painting as I went. Try it. Many times I paint plein air out side for about 1 to 2 hours. I then go into my studio and paint for a while. Sometimes I then go back to the area. Try it Deb.