It has been my goal to get out there and paint the world in real life – not using photos. So, this past week I did just that. I thought I’d take a moment to share with you what I did.
I started last week inside a friends house with some lovely Iceberg roses that caught my eye. I decided I’d try making a pastel sketch and then do a painting for each subject.
These were both painted “al a prima” or in one sitting. I am not sure if it’s just the rectangular orientation of the pastel or what but I prefer the pastel on this subject. How about you?
The next day I was able to capture a succulent with pastels in my friend’s backyard. This was fun because all the other succulents I’ve painted have been from photos.
Stay tuned for more plein air painting and I’d love to get your feedback, so feel free to leave a comment!