10/22/09

Rise From Water, 6x6


"Rise From Water" 6x6" Pastel on sanded paper

One of the many benefits to painting en plein air is the many different views you can choose from. This one little piece was just a quick painting made shortly after completing a larger painting of the same area. This time around I had a square format that helped me to narrow down what I was to paint. Something about the color combination or mood that makes me want to paint this scene over and over again. Maybe it's the colors, but whatever it is, I like it! There is a bright red underpainting of pastel with turp on sanded paper.

5 comments:

Donna T said...

I can see why you don't tire of this view, Brenda. Very nice painting! Do you tone your paper ahead of time or on location? I am re-thinking my plein air approach and wondering if I might do better to wait until I see the scene to tone my paper. Maybe it sets the mood better?

B Boylan said...

Hi Donna,

Thanks for the good question. I toned my paper the night before, knowing how much I love working with a warmed-up underpainting. It seems to work for me, and so I just do it ahead of time so I don't have to wait for it to dry while out in the field.

Marykay said...

I love love your work!

B Boylan said...

Thanks Marykay!
Nothin' like some online validation! THANKS!

r garriott said...

Incredibly beautiful.