Sunday, May 2, 2010

Natirar Study, oil, 8" x 6"

Returning from an inspiring workshop with Kenn Backhaus near the Jersey shore (no guidos), I was itching to get out there and plein air paint some more. Working with Kenn's limited pallet makes it easier to concentrate on composition, values and design. I seldom paint solo outdoors but after being "stood up" by my "plein air date" I packed up my gear and went for a mid-morning jaunt to my favorite safe painting location, Natirar in Far Hills NJ. There were plenty of dog walkers but for the most part I was left alone except for a couple of curious onlookers. I have a feeling this is going to be an exciting summer.... stay tuned!

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