Just had another luxurious day painting outside with another sister artist of mine, Jae. This time, however, we opted to go to the beach and paint in our bathing suits! So fun!
There was some light cloud cover which made the day just perfect and a few local kiddos wound up coming over to check out what we were creating. I’m pretty psyched too because this is the first plein air landscape painting of my own that I have actually liked - ha!
I know we artists can be hard on ourselves, but pretty much all my landscapes painted from life have been a disaster. Since I like to get so detailed with my oil paintings, I have a really hard time relaxing and generalizing enough to capture as much information as a landscape provides. You know that saying ‘you can’t see the forest for the trees’, well I feel like I can ONLY see the forest for the trees so every time I try to render a scape I get lost trying to represent every leaf and every branch.
Anyhoo, we all have to practice at anything before we have skills and plein air painting is no different :)