Sunday, March 28, 2010

Plein Air Painting in Early Spring

Last weekend was gorgeous,and I went out to paint. This weekend not so much!

I've been so busy posting about museums I haven't gotten around to sharing my most recent plein air painting...
















copyrigth 2010 Jan Blencowe
 

I'm incorpoating all the same scumbling, glazing and sgraffito techinques I've been using in the studio into my plein air studies. I'm trying to work quicker and with more expression, really responding to the visual and emotional stimuli in front of me.
I have it in my mind to do a lot of these quick, expressive studies, some more "finished" plein air pieces and quite a few watercolors this season. Now watch as Murphy's Law immediately goes into effect and it rains all summer! LOL But I have a back up plan and that is to make monotypes and work in encaustic if that happens. Ssssh! don't tell anyone but I am also researching how to make lithographs on polyester plates, the whole process is non-toxic and doesn't require any dangerous acids.
Can anyone tell me why I have such a sudden interest in printmaking recently when I hated it in college? Who knows, creativity can't be explained!

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1 comment:

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful piece, Jan. This one has more light than usual and I love that. I am in awe of you plein aire artists!