Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Click to Purchase Recently I discovered the work of Dutch plein air painter, Roos Schuring. I stayed up late one night pouring over her work and watching her videos. Painting in extreme weather and covered in paint, she gets down on canvas a powerful impression of light and atmosphere. Incredibly inspired, I adopted just one of the many ideas gleaned from her and for this painting simply used a different brush! (Duh) I put aside my perfectly shaped synthetic bristlons for a scruffy hog bristle. A not-so-perfect mark sounded good. Out at Galleano Winery about 5pm I scrubbed on the paint and had a ball. The light changed dramatically. I kept painting and goofed up all my values. I decided to take it home and look at it the next day to correct it or wipe it off. Here you see the finished painting, the photo of the scene and the field study. To check out Roos' work, click here.