Friday, January 30, 2015

#29 30 Paintings in 30 Days Creek at Porpoise Bay

#29 Creek at Porpoise Bay    8x8 Oil on Paper/Panel   $150.00

This is a stunningly beautiful provincial park with more scenes to paint than you can imagine. 

I thought I would share in this post a bit about my painting process in case you might be interested.
I came to be painting here as I took part in a one week plein air workshop with Richard Robinson from New Zealand. It was an excellent experience but it did come with some challenges. It was plus 30s all week and there was no shade in this location so we were out in the heat all day. Also, it was very green which is notoriously difficult to paint. 
I painted two studies of this little scene and was happy with some aspects of each. I was disappointed not to bring home what I could consider a painting though. It seemed like a good time to tackle it again because winter is back in force again. The first is a 1 colour study and silly me, I chose Caribbean Blue. It is dark but I would have been better to use a colour I was more familiar with. The mistake I made with the second one was to chase the light. By chase, I mean I painted on the one painting all day. To be fair this is a common mistake with plein air but I hope I can say I won't make it again. 

1 comment:

Marcela Strasdas said...

Nice work Tracey! Good for you for doing the challenge, congratulations!