Plein air oil painting: Memorial Morning

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10 by 8 inches, oil on hardboard, ©Deb Anderson
10 by 8 inches, oil on hardboard, ©Deb Anderson

Got up early to paint the sunrise on this beautiful morning. I went up to the lake in the Glen and made two false starts facing east. Lovely sky and reflections in the water, but I couldn’t get anything working together. Wiped the board off in frustration, twice. Then I turned around and faced the old air traffic tower, preserved from the days when this area was a naval air base. I had better luck and more fun with this third try. Seems appropriate on this Memorial Day weekend to be remembering all the people who worked and trained here.

I’ve been enjoying Roos Schuring’s recent videos on eight problems painters face and how to fix them. Great videos. She has lovely sunrise paintings, too.

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4 thoughts on “Plein air oil painting: Memorial Morning

    don battles jr said:
    May 23, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Even tho it was in frustration, isn’t this the reason we love oils? Wipe away and start again!
    Great job!

      debrha responded:
      May 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      So true! And it’s the challenge that keeps me painting. Hard to see something so compelling and not be able to get in on the board. I’ll keep trying 🙂

    Meta said:
    May 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I love how the clouds and sky turned out!!

    debrha responded:
    May 23, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you 🙂

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