This one one of the last plein air paintings I did this fall, not counting my trip to HIlton Head. I painted in the afternoon to see if the light really would be different and have than golden glow everyone talks about. It seemed like the sun just made everything shimmer with saturated colors. I am looking forward to trying to paint snow on location. Any tips for keeping your fingers from freezing?
I was playing around with some very soft oil pastels - Porfolio Oil Pastels. They break easily they are so soft. and are water soluble. This time I didn't use any water just nice and thick like oil paint. I ended up painting with my fingers mostly because it blended them nicely.
This was for another challenge on www.Daily Paintworks.com. I like doing the challenges because it gives me a place to start and usually a subject matter I might not think of doing. This is my husband reading the paper with his morning coffee.
Recently Daily Paintworks posted a challenge, asking artists to paint a painting in the style of an artist they admire. So I decided to do this turtle painting in the style of Aboriginal Canadian, Norval Morrisseau, also know as Copper Thunderbird. He painted legends of his people. I love his use of black lines and bright colors.