Thursday, May 20, 2010

Plein Air Study: On Gadwall Pond

8 x 10 inches
Oil on canvasboard
Time: 1.5 hours

After getting up the nerve, I finally painted my first plein air landscape in oils today. (En plein air is simply the French way of saying "painted outdoors". ) This peaceful little pond is in Kingfisher Point natural area in Fort Collins. Aside from a lone fisherman and some very noisy Canada geese, I had the place to myself. Sheer bliss...

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