Thursday, July 22, 2010
En Pleine Air
I painted these small watercolours (5x7 inches) on Monday, outside in our yard, while K and the Babe played on the grass, it was lovely to be outside and painting- I'm going to try and do this once a week from now on- maybe even in winter? Snowy watercolours would be so lovely but perhaps a little hard- would you use hot water? and work really fast?
I remember watching a documentary about Canada's war artists and one of them was saying that he tried to use alcohol instead of water for his winter pleine air paintings, and it worked great outside- but slid off the paper like jelly once he took them back into the warmth!